In Janet Maslin’s review of Sam Lipsyte’s “The Fun Parts – Stories” I came across this sentence by Lipsyte: “Tovah treated him to the smile she once bestowed upon the creative writing professor who told her that some people were meant to write poetry and others, like Tovah, were meant to treasure it.”
(Read the complete review here.)
A perfect sentence. (I’m less sure about the next sentence, but alas.) So I immediately bought the book. God was willing to save Soddom and Gomorrah if ten good people could be found there. I would say that ten good sentences are enough to save a book.