May 6th: Best or Worst Lines of Dialogue From a Hyped-Up Book
This week’s topic had me in a frenzy. There are so many hyped books I haven’t opened yet that I was not sure I would find any lines at all. I recall reading a few things and thinking “Oh my God, what the hell is that? No one says this kind of things!” but I could not pin down an example. I forced my brain to go into a full workout session, diving deep into my memory to remember anything good, or extremely bad, that I could use. The result was a headache and empty hands! My notebook was not very helpful, which made me think I should be more thorough with my notes when I read.
Extreme situations call for extreme solutions. I sat in front of my books, thinking a quote would come and jump on me on its own. I could have stayed there a long time, but guess what! It worked!
You can always rely on Harry Potter to save you from failure. In this case, I must thank Molly Weasley for that badass line directed at our charming Bellatrix.
‘Not my daughter, you bitch!’ is one of the most powerful sentences of the series. This is a mother love slap in the face. My heart filled up with love, anger and pride when I imagined Molly stand up in front of the devil. To see such a warm and lovely character use the word “bitch” was quite something, and I could hear her voice clearly in my head, strong and fierce. I found the movie equivalent almost as good, although the duel was not all that impressive.
Look at this and tell me you did not feel a thing.
Unfortunately, I could not come up with a terribly bad line that should never have been written.
It’s a shame when you think of the hundreds of lines unworthy of the paper they are printed on. I suspect my brain to declutter my memory too often and empty the trash can full of things I better not remember. I guess it is a nice thing, but it doesn’t help in this case. I am pretty sure a couple of lines from Throne of Glass would have their place in this post.
Please, help me out and share your favorite best or worst lines in hyped-up books!