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  1. #1
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    Annual Bad Sex Writing Award goes to...

    Tom Wolfe ~ author of 'I am Charlotte Simmons'
    "Slither slither slither slither went the tongue," one of his winning sentences begins.

    "But the hand that was what she tried to concentrate on, the hand, since it has the entire terrain of her torso to explore and not just the otorhinolaryngological caverns - oh God, it was not just at the border where the flesh of the breast joins the pectoral sheath of the chest"


    The prize is awarded each year "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel".


    Judges described Wolfe's prose as "ghastly and boring".


    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...2/s1264500.htm

  2. #2
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    Wow, what prose! I think I'll run right home and find my hubby!

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    Slither slither slither ???????
    Alrighty then.............

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    How hot can you get when you're reading and you've got to stop to find a dictionary to try and figure out what otorhinolaryngological means???

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    I am glad I am not the only one who was thinking "what the he!! does that mean ???"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    How hot can you get when you're reading and you've got to stop to find a dictionary to try and figure out what otorhinolaryngological means???

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    That must mean that Tom Wolfe is not a "Man in Full".
    This is my opinion, and change is good.