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Fiction bad sex awards

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EC2
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Fiction bad sex awards

Post by EC2 » Fri November 21st, 2008, 10:36 am

The shortlist is up. Article here in The Guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/no ... rd-fiction
This is for authors of literary fiction. No comment!
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Post by Volgadon » Fri November 21st, 2008, 11:03 am

There is an HF nominee! THe Coelho bit left me thinking ewwwwwww.

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Post by EC2 » Fri November 21st, 2008, 11:22 am

Volgadon, it was the Norman Mailer 'coil' moment in the last paragraph the made the 'Euwwww!' moment for me!
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Volgadon » Fri November 21st, 2008, 12:00 pm

I don't think I read that far, I sort of skimmed after the first two or three.....

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Post by donroc » Fri November 21st, 2008, 12:02 pm

"Stiff Competition" indeed. On another site, a thread was created so we could post the worst terminology for genetalia we have read in novels.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by Ariadne » Fri November 21st, 2008, 1:59 pm

Ugh. And here I bought two of those books recently (both HF - The Reserve and Sashenka).

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Post by Leyland » Fri November 21st, 2008, 2:08 pm

LOL at donroc - good one!! Oh yuk - the coil sounds just plain nasty. Who'd go near that? And Coelho's sex scene must have included a pot of magic mushroom tea - or an acid trip. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds might have been his muse?
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Post by Vanessa » Fri November 21st, 2008, 2:45 pm

They're so bad, they're funny! Apart from the coil one, that reminds me, I must take the dogs for a walk............
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Post by Misfit » Fri November 21st, 2008, 3:00 pm

Bad, unbelievably bad. Why do writers feel the need to do this stuff? Do they really thinker readers want that in their books?

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri November 21st, 2008, 3:10 pm

The one with the weeping orifice and the soup being brought in made my morning.
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