Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Stiff competition for Bad Sex award
Michelle Pauli in The Guardian:
...excruciating as his entry is, [John] Updike is up against some stiff competition. Among the 11 contenders for the prize this year are some of the biggest names in literature, including Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Paul Theroux. Of the three, Theroux's offering, from Blinding Light, is arguably the most deserving of the prize, with its description of a character's orgasm as
"...not juice at all but a demon eel thrashing in his loins and swimming swiftly up his cock, one whole creature of live slime fighting the stiffness as it rose and bulged at the tip and darted into her mouth."
Theroux does, at least, manage to insert some punctuation into his description. Giles Coren, however, is in the running for an extract which comprises a 138-word long sentence followed by a two-word followup ("Like Zorro", in case you were wondering) and which contains the alarming image of an excited male member "leaping around like a shower dropped in an empty bath".
Posted by S. Abbas Raza at 01:49 AM | Permalink
TrackBack URL for this entry: https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c562c53ef00d83522ac7e53ef
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Stiff competition for Bad Sex award: