December 4th, 2009

Bad sex award nominees

The “bad sex in fiction” award was set up by Auberon Waugh to "draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it".

You can read more about the award here.

What makes for a bad description of sex? You can read some examples here. Warning - these excerpts may be too much for some people.

And here’s an article about the winner.



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Look what came in my mail today! A copy of This World We Live In. It comes out in April 2010, but I got an ARC as a reviewer.

The only down side? I have revisions due Monday. And I shouldn't slip away to read...



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