Theroux's offering, from Blinding Light, is arguably the most deserving of the prize, with its description of a character's orgasm as'...not juice at all but a demon eel thrashing in his loins and swimming swiftly up his cock, one whole creature of live slime fighting the stiffness as it rose and bulged at the tip and darted into her mouth.'Enough to put you off - both sex and literature - for a while.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Hurray for Bad Sex!
Nominations are now in for Britain's "most dreaded literary prize" with contenders including John Updike, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia marquez and Paul Theroux. Michelle Pauli writing in today's Guardian puts her money on Theroux: