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December 6, 2011

David Guterson Wins Bad Sex Award

Today in London, David Guterson won the award no writer wants to win. That would be The Literary Review’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Guterson won the prize for his bad sex scene in Ed King which takes place between a mother and son (ick).

The book is meant to be a rewrite of the Oedipus story. “Oedipus practically invented bad sex, so I’m not in the least bit surprised,” Guterson wrote good-naturedly about receiving the award.

Other authors who were up for the award were Haruki Murakami, Stephen King, and James Frey. Past winners have included Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer.

November 23, 2011

Hot, Bad, and Bothered: Literary Review Reveals Worst Sex Scene Nominees

“In the shower, Ed stood with his hands at the back of his head, like someone just arrested, while she abused him with a bar of soap.”

“A freshly made ear and a freshly made vagina look very much alike.”

“His lady lifted to the stars on his impossibly stiff, impossibly elegant cock.”

These are just some of the nominees for the Literary Review‘s 2011 Bad Sex in Literature Awards. Among the nominees are heavy weights, Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, and James Frey. I’ll let you guess the quote above that belongs to Murakami’s IQ84.

Needless to say, I wait with hot, bated breath for the winner to be mercilessly thrust into the limelight. . .

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