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Monday, January 01, 2007

Bizarrely Inappropriate Metaphor Of 2006

At least two metaphors are in the running for most disgusting trope of the year. The first is from Michael Redhill's novel Consolation, in which he compares Toronto's new City Hall to "a broken ice cream cone with a tumour in the middle."

The second is from the English translation of GaƩtan Soucy's novel The Immaculate Conception. A night sky is described as "swollen and glittering, shot with green and blue: the belly of a fly about to lay its eggs."

- From a report in the Toronto Star


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