Bad Book Sex Awards! Book 'em Dano...

LOL...leave it to our friends across the pond to have awards for bad book sex...or would that be bad sex in a book? Does it really matter? Really?

"like a lepidopterist mounting a tough-skinned insect with a too blunt pin he screwed himself into her"

Not even on an all-nighter champagne and Godiva Vodka bender could the diva come up with better...or should that be badder prose. Well....I don't was another hummer, I mean humdinger:

"the triangle of pubic hair, blond, a thin line bunched darkly, like desert vegetation following an underground stream."

Both passages are from
"The Shape of Her" by Rowan Somerville (This year's winning novel)

The Diva will never view the Sahara the same ever again....

The late Auberon Waugh established this award in 1993 to draw attention to the "crude, tasteless, and often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in contemporary novels, and to discourage it" The nominated passages cannot be contained in explicit erotica--they must be artistic! Artistic I tells 'ya.

Discourage it? Hell, I say let's celebrate it. In fact, let's have a televised award show every year. Cheesy dialog, outrageous dresses, bad skits and hooky song and dance numbers re-enacting the nominated passages could pad that puppy out to a full blown (teeheehee) presentation. Hmmm.....I wonder if Bryant Gumbel and Ryan Seacrest are available to host?

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