Saturday, January 13, 2007

I Made "The Outfit" Hoot

That well-known collection of Chicago-based crime writers over at The Outfit recently held a competition to come up with the best last line to a novel. The kind of line that makes you want to read everything that came before it.

Here's my entry, which received an honourable mention, putting me at the same level as Victor Gischler's entry:

"Even though the final design looked more like a Lamborghini than a Ferrari, Dennis swore that for the rest of his life – no matter what anyone said – he would wear his condom with pride."

Now tell me you don't want to read absolutely everything that led up to that.

4 comments:

John Gooley said...

Good on you, Daniel. Great line, very funny.

Mystery Dawg said...

pretty damn cool. Now what was the first line to that story??HHmmmmmmm

Sean Lindsay said...

I'm stuck with the mental image of the penis that would fit into the Lambourghini of condoms.

Usually you have to go to the North Shore to see that.

Daniel Hatadi said...

And the penii are hanging off their foreheads...