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Bad Sex in Fiction Awards December 18, 2008

Posted by bookgoddess in Authors, Books, Fiction, Literature, Reading.
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I am always interested in literary awards.  Since reading time is so limited, it’s helpful to know which books are considered the best in their class.  

Recently, however, I came upon a different sort of literary award – the Literary Review (UK) Bad Sex in Fiction Award.  Please do not misunderstand.  These are not bad books – this year’s nominees include John Updike and Russell Banks, for example, and the list often has overlapping titles with the Booker Prize.  It’s just that the judges have tracked down sex scenes (all right, maybe they just happened upon them in the course of their reading) in these books that are – well – pretty bad.

If you want to get an idea of what the judges are on about, link to the Literary Review‘s site.  I think the passages quoted will express it better than I possibly could.  

Happy Reading,

The Book Goddess