Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Paul Theroux was robbed

Yay--the annual Bad Sex Awards, for terrible smutty writing, are in!

The winner is Jonathan Littell, from his novel The Kindly Ones:
"I came suddenly, a jolt that emptied my head like a spoon scraping the inside of a soft-boiled egg."

Remind me not to have breakfast at his house.

But I'd say Paul Theroux should have won for this passage from A Dead Hand:
"She took my head in both hands and guided it downward, between her fragrant thighs. 'Yoni puja--pray, pray at my portal.'"

Remind me never to cross Theroux's portal. Or pray, ever again.

(Hat tip: Idle Musings)


Knatolee said...

Hahahaha! Okay, I'm with you. Lovely though Littell's quote is, Theroux's is downright... shudder-inducing!

TwoBusy said...

Grotesque and fascinating. In short: precisely why I come here.