Um, just hilarious.
Okay, I know it doesn’t seem THAT bad from the plot. But I haven’t begun quoting yet. Mark Twain said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.”
Rayburn wasn’t even close.
“Spiers’s eyes popped extraneously from their sockets, as his face turned from a deep red to a sickly purple.”
“Extraneous” means “irrelevant.” I don’t think that’s what he meant. At least, I hope not.
Here’s my favorite:
“The lamp’s glow was very weak compared to the blue glow emancipating from the basement.”
Emanating, Rayburn, EMANATING. When will people learn never to trust their SpellCheck without verifying it’s the word they meant??? There are, in total, 11 instances of Rayburn using the wrong word, and believe me, each one is funnier than the last.