28 November 2007

Rhymes with 'nail her'

Norman Mailer, the author of "The Executioner's Song," and some other stuff, has been awarded posthumously -- but not posthumurously -- the Bad Sex Award in Fiction by London's In & Out Club.

Mailer's "The Castle in the Forest" contained the offense. A longer excerpt of the piece (huh-huh, huh-huh) can be read here. But apparently what gave his work the edge over other bad writing was an oral sex scene that ended with: "Uncle was now as soft as a coil of excrement."

Whudda thunk a man who opposed the feminist movement wouldn't have a clue how to write sexy?

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