Nov 1, 2006

Horeck + Mecca = Horecca?

While traversing the great wilds of Northern Ontario, I came across the most remarkable site: an actual billboard promoting the worst novel of all time, the immortal Minnow Trap!

As you can tell from the photo, I was overcome with excitement. Needless to say, I was also astonished, amused, and filled with an emotion most closely resembling nausea. I immediately set about burning a copy of Rosellen Price's Blood & Wine as a sacrifice.

Woe be to those who do not admire the immortal Horeck! Worship him, lest you be destroyed!


E. Ann Bardawill said...

'And it came to pass, that St. Horeck of the gagalicious prose did self-promote himself until he went blind.

And his characters named Steve, and Mikeand Bob and not bother with last names - didst drink beers and have BBQ, and eat breakfast, and make boobie jokes, and dumpst in the woods, and goeth fishing, and drinketh more beer, and occasionally get upeth and battle aliens whilst the Canadain Forces hangeth out at Tim's.

And St. Brian didst say unto his fan - let there be a sequel..."

Here endeth the lesson.

M. G. Tarquini said...

There's something horribly F*cked Up about this whole Minnow Trap thing.

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

What's that on the bottom? 'Shoppers Drug Mart'? 'Coles'? Did he sub-let his billboard to pay for the rest of billboard for Minnow Trap?

E. Ann Bardawill said...

See... Brain OWNS the billboard company.

Though how he convinced these store to carry him I have NO idea - but concede he's a good little salesmen.

And according to his website he's sold 16,000 copies of this piece of garbage epic literary lobster fest.

E. Ann Bardawill said...

Oh lord... now he's getting his buddies in on the act too!

Corey Redekop said...

I actually feel pretty bad for the guy. I did a quick search for New York Literary Agency, and found that's it's a fee-based scam.

I also love that the news article upholds the high standards of St. Horeck when it comes to spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Nikki Stafford said...

He's sold 16,000 copies?! Wow. The world really IS coming to an end.

Love the pics, by the way, Corey. They are priceless! :)

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