Sunday, May 6, 2007

The HK Review Contest

I think I've got it now, hope the post works. Back to the reason for the blog is see who can write the best HK style review. $25 Amazon gift certificate to the best one.
  • We need to choose a judge. Barbara had some good suggestions, or I can do it as I don't think I could do it justice.
  • Book choices suggested: Bleak House, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Gone With the Wind, The Count of Monte Cristo (unabridged of course), Mark Twain, A Tale of Two Cities, 1984, The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Bible, War and Peace, Dracula, Infinite Jest, The Tell-tale Heart, Treasure Island, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Dune, The Hobbit, The Turning of the Screw, and Of Mice and Men, The Odessey, Gravity's Rainbow, The Catcher in the Rye, Cat's Cradle, Ulysses, Mein Kampf (No, it's not a classic, but any Klausner buzz word would be gut-bustingly funny there), To Kill a Mockingbird, War & Peace, House of Leaves, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Gilgamesh, Fight Club.
  • Each writer must say HOW LONG it took to write the review, as we don't want anyone churning 60 reviews in a day do we?
  • Each review must contain at least one typo or misidentified character/plotline.
  • Must have the standard three paragraph format, with a take off of the book title in the last sentence.

Lastly, how are we going to let the other commenters on HK's reviews to switch over to the blog sight?

Thoughts?

By the way, another top ten reviewer has posted a couple of comments on HK reviews this morning. That would be the one eyed rabbit.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's some more suggestions: "She's Come Undone," "The Kite Runner," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "Ethan Frome" (sled rides are such wacky fun), "Speak" (books about rape are zany, too), "Tess of the D'Ubervilles," or anything by Thomas Hardy, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and maybe a memoir on mental illness or addiction.

Susiq2 said...

I've got one! " See Spot Run" by Spot, The Dog. Riverting tail about tale wagging. Everyone will enjoy watching Spot chase Jane, and Tom too.5 stars

M Krysztofiak said...

***** zany character-driven lit study

Holden is an unhappy but strong and handsome young man who seeks out his future lover not realizing that she feels disturbed by his untimely advances.

His brother does not support Holden in his search for what truth is to him because he does not understand the mind depths which his thoughts have sunken.

Holden wants to catch many children and douse them with rye before setting them afire and laughing in a mental institution taken by his brother in this zany character-driven lit study.

Harriet Klausner

MK said...

All,

That was for "Catcher in the Rye," by the way.

MK

moderator said...

MK, that's a good first draft -- but I have a few critical comments to make: where's the typical 'your welcome', 'he was their', and 'his bulging pants is circumstantial' stuff?

I believe such stylistic aspects are essential to the literary artifacts that we have now come to know (and value!) as Harriet Klausner reviews.