It's the time of the year again when I'm screening manuscripts for a literary competition.
Last year I was able to dismiss the first four I picked up after reading just a couple of pages each.
I gave the first one of this year 30 pages before conclusively rejecting it and so far I'm into the second one about 60 pages. The second one will definately be dismissed as well, but it's got me hooked. It's kind of an early nineteenth century gothic novel with a male protaganist.
I've also found that you can tell a lot about an author when they attempt to write a sex scene. The only sex scene so far in this novel was depicted with throbbing feathers and netted herring.