Bad sex in fiction award 2015: Morrissey goes head to head with Erica Jong - The Guardian

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Bad sex in fiction award 2015: Morrissey goes head to head with Erica Jong - The Guardian
Former Smiths frontman beats ‘piggate’ biography of prime minister to join eight contenders for most toe-curling depiction of ‘full-figured copulation’

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This is, the judges point out, “the first time an author from the distinguished Penguin Classics stable has made it onto the shortlist”.

“Eliza and Exra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation,” one particularly energetic passage begins. It was always going to end badly: “Both fell awkwardly off the bed.”

“He is a very strong contender,” Frank Brinkley, one of the judges, said reverently.

...The Literary Review will announce the winner on December 1, at a party at the carefully chosen venue, London’s In and Out Club.



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http://www.theguardian.com/books/20...5-morrissey-goes-head-to-head-with-erica-jong

This is, the judges point out, “the first time an author from the distinguished Penguin Classics stable has made it onto the shortlist”.

“Eliza and Exra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation,” one particularly energetic passage begins. It was always going to end badly: “Both fell awkwardly off the bed.”

“He is a very strong contender,” Frank Brinkley, one of the judges, said reverently.

BORING, not reading.
 

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EXRA! EXRA! read all about it... 'solo' exclusive. Bashers banquet! Come and get it ! :straightface:
 
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that award has MORRISSEY written all over it, should win in a cakewalk.
 
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Oh here we go again !
Attacking Steven and his fantastic best seller how clever !
The book should have been number one really but MI6 and James Bond stopped it on orders from the British government cause Steven said so on TTY so there !

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I've read much worse literary sex than was contained in List of the Lost. In the context of the novel, the sex scenes were OK. I'm sure they weren't intended to be deadly serious or actually arousing, and the oft-quoted 'bulbous salutations' is actually quite funny.

But then I'm sure that most people criticising the book haven't read it, and if they have, they've missed the point of it.
 

evennow

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From the article, "This year the former Smiths frontman Morrissey has a chance of success, nominated for his first novel, List of the Lost, much mocked when it was published by Penguin Classics. This is, the judges point out, “the first time an author from the distinguished Penguin Classics stable has made it onto the shortlist”. So there's that :thumb:
 

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From the article, "This year the former Smiths frontman Morrissey has a chance of success, nominated for his first novel, List of the Lost, much mocked when it was published by Penguin Classics. This is, the judges point out, “the first time an author from the distinguished Penguin Classics stable has made it onto the shortlist”. So there's that :thumb:

yep, 'there's that' .:straightface:
 
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