Ok we constantly talk about what is good and bad writing, but how about us actually going into detail with that one? I encourage you my fellow X-viners to post the scans of what you consider good or bad writing with your commentary on it to explain why it makes you feel the way it does.
So, I'll start with the exchange that inspired me to make this thread. I was rereading some stuff, pretty randomly so, gotta admit, but sometimes it's just the way it is. Anyway, the scans:
Ok, why is it good writing? Beyond pretty damn neat dialogue, perfectly selected allusions and references with unusually fresh and instantly well-working dynamic of this tete-a-tete? In short, it's basically the quintessential exposition of the world of PR. It being an extension of propaganda has given it a new life through proper rebranding, and so can be anything or anyone, even as notorious as Magneto. It's all matter of how to look at things, especially when provided the desired perspective through, well Machiavellian means. Entertaining, witty and engaging, I think it's pretty great.