Friday, December 02, 2005

Today's favourite odd news: Former food critic wins bad sex in fiction award


This year's winner of the Literary Review Bad Sex In Fiction award is Giles Coren, a former food critic turned novelist.

Coren won it for a raunchy passage from his debut novel "Winkler" which included a description of the main character's penis "leaping around like a shower dropped in an empty bath."

Um...yes...richly deserved too.

Last year's winner was Tom Wolfe:
Slither slither slither slither went the tongue, but the hand that was what she tried to concentrate on, the hand, since it has the entire terrain of her torso to explore and not just the otorhinolaryngological caverns - oh God, it was not just at the border where the flesh of the breast joins the pectoral sheath of the chest - no, the hand was cupping her entire right - Now! She must say "No, Hoyt" and talk to him like a dog. .

And the rest of the appalling 2004 entries can be viewed here, in all their libido-slaughtering glory.

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