6:35 am - 11/21/2012

Bad Sex in Fiction Awards

Think you’ve had enough exposure to bad sex lit lately? (Ellen Degeneres, Kristen Stewart and your Facebook friends made sure you didn’t escape the abundance of Fifty Shades of Grey excerpts floating around the Interwebs this year.) Well, whether you like it or not, there’s more out there. A lot more. Award-worthy more.

But by award-worthy, I mean Razzie-esque awards. That’s right, authors are annually bestowed with the prize that recognizes gag-worthy writing about the bedroom. It’s an award that British magazine Literary Review started in 1993. On Tuesday, the magazine unveiled its 2012 shortlist for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Check out the list of eight finalists below:

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piratesswoop 21st-Nov-2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
aphrodite5239 22nd-Nov-2012 10:09 am (UTC)
mondengel 22nd-Nov-2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
This never gets old, lmao.
sviibwhapp 21st-Nov-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Here are some of the funniest parts of those excerpts
eschatological bed
wubbering springboard

elfin grot
febrile (which is a seizure usually in children)

truexillusions 21st-Nov-2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
omfg noooooo
diamantfabriken 21st-Nov-2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
his big generative jockey was inside her pelvic saddle, riding, riding, riding

therearewords 21st-Nov-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Torn between cackling and mourning.
mjspice 22nd-Nov-2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
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