Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Norman Mailer wins the 2007 Bad Sex in Fiction Award.

The Literary Review's 14th Annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to the late Norman Mailer for the painfully purple passion-prose in his last book Castle in the Forest. To be very specific, he won for the following bit of dreadful writing:
His mouth lathered with her sap, he turned around and embraced her face with all the passion of his own lips and face, ready at last to grind into her with the Hound, drive it into her piety.
Oh, gag! I may never have sex again...

1 comment:

Mags said...

My legs crossed reflexively at "sap." How on earth did it go downhill from there?

Perhaps reference to "the Hound" lacks context here. I'm really quite grateful for that.