It was a thatch of illogical unbelievability, wrapped in cliché and incomprehension. The dialogue was sparse, but what there was was memorable, inspiring great splutters of mocking laughter. This is a really grand flaming pile of hysterically heraldic dung. You have to see it. It's a collectors item."A really grand flaming pile of hysterically heraldic dung". Straight into any anthology of quotations.
24 October 2010
A A Gill in good form
I have been quite enjoying - while forcibly suspending historical and artistic judgment - the C4 mini-series based on Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth - but not as much as I enjoy Gill's review in the Sunday Times (£):