Sunday, September 18, 2011

PBR Book Club: Author Trivia Edition (Mitchell Was Nominated for the 2006 Bad Sex In Fiction Award)

Sure, David Mitchell is most often praised to the heavens with lines such as this:

"His best-known book, “Cloud Atlas,” is one of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is — and should be — read by any student of contemporary literature" (NY-Times).

But did you know he's also been nominated for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for 2006's Black Swan Green?

Behold this passage if you dare:

"If Dawn Madden's breasts were a pair of Danishes, Debby Crombie's got two Space Hoppers. Each armed with a gribbly nipple...

Tom Yew got on her and sort of jiggled there and she gasped like he was giving her a Chinese burn and wrapped her legs round him, froggily. Now he moved up and down, Man-from Atlantisly. His silver chain jiggled on his neck.

Now her grubby soles met like they were praying.

Now his skin was glazed in roast pork sweat.

Now she made a noise like a tortured Moomintroll...

Her fingernails'd sunk salmony welts into his arse.

Debby Crombie's mouth made a perfect O."

Yes, we've quoted this passage before on our other blog, but how could we resist this rerun in connection to PBR Book Club? We simply could not.

1 comment:

  1. Hawt! "Now his skin was glazed in roast pork sweat" ...