Bad Sex Awards

The winners of the annual Bad Sex Awards have been announced. If you didn’t know what the the BSAs are, needless to say, the winners are not who you'd think, *cough*Jordan*Alex Reid*cough*

Started in 1993 by London's monthly Literary Review, the Bad Sex Awards draw attention to the 'crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel.' So basically badly written but funny sex scenes in books you’ll find in airport branches of WHSmiths.

The big prize up for grabs (pun intended) is ‘Britain’s Sex in Fiction’ which was awarded for best-selling novel The Kindly Ones by author John Littell (no pun intended), which graphically describes sex as a battle with a one-eyed Greek mythological monster in a 900 page epic.

Here’s a an extract: ‘This sex was watching at me, spying on me, like a Gorgon's head, like a motionless Cyclops whose single eye never blinks. Little by little this silent gaze penetrated me to the marrow’.

Wow, it's quite touching.

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