Here is a list of my top five favorite similes (for today anyway, tomorrow it would be a different list):
- “Each step was slightly bowed from generations of traffic, the edge rounded down like a pouting lip.” Hugh Howey, Wool
- “The chain parted like a cobweb in the old man's grip.” Neil Gaiman, Stardust
- “By this time Scarlett was boiling, ready to rear like a horse at the touch of a strange rough hand on its bridle.” Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind
- “Peeing is like a good book in that it is very, very hard to stop once you start.” John Green, Paper Towns
- “A few locks of dry white hair clung to his scalp, like wild flowers fighting for life on a bare rock.” Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
Let me know your favorites in the comments below!