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.