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:
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.


Led said...

Salman Rushdie is an actor as well. He did appear in Bridget Jones' Diary Part 1.

Krishna Kumar said...

Am only now picking myself up after falling off my chair laughing at Paul Thereox's idea of an orgasm

..."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."

He's not the only one.Makes you wonder at some writers who exhibit enormous talent describing passages of immense complexity but can't manage 1 decent bonk scene.

Or maybe............... that's the most complex scene of all to write.Perhaps it should be included in the syllabus of your Creative Writing class under sub chapter Randy Writing via Penetrating Prose?

lil ms d said...


if ah... that happened to me, i'd run! aint no demon eel comin' anywhere lil old me :)


British man said...

I emigrated to the UK from Malaysia as a child after the infamous riots where was 35 years ago and things have not changed much.

It is common to read in the Malaysian tabloids that these uncivilised buggers rape their own daughters and perform other disgusting acts.

I have no regrets at all when I surrendered my Malaysian passport and took up British nationality.

My advice to all oversea Chinese is to avoid Malaysia like the plague.

You know something - once outside the perimeters of Malaysia, these malay savages are so small in value even a dog has more value than them!

bibliobibuli said...

hmmm british man - its certainly interesting that you have a local IP a which i have noted down. what kind of cowardly way is this of dealing with the problems in your own head?

Cheeky Monkey said...

Interesting thing about Salman Rushdie. He appeared as who in that movie?

And um, what's up with British man??? I detest narrow-mindedness such as these. Not ALL malay men rape their own daughters. And Malaysia now is not as bad as you think it was before.

Granted, my parent's generation might still have ill feelings towards the other race because they were in the midst of the infamous May 13 riot (if that's what you're talking about) but people have put it behind them and all the races get along pretty well now.

Some things can be improved of course, but it's a good life we live in.

starlight said...

hey there british man. i think relinquishing your malaysian citizenship was a brilliant move. the malaysia today has no room for people with a myopic vision like yours. ta!

Anonymous said...

One troll pwned ! :) bet he didn't even realize you knew there were such things as IP addresses :)

bibliobibuli said...

led, cheeky monkey - salman rushdie played himself in bridget jones - and it was a brilliant moment, particularly as he had been in hiding for so long ... and did you notice jeffrey archer had a walk on too?

kumar - love your ideas for a new course ... i think it would be very popular ... but oh dear, litfic has gone down a few rungs in your eyes i can see afer reading about the bad sex awards

lil ms. d - may no eels come after you

Anonymous said...

oh dear. I fear the british man is actually here amongst us!
But what exactly was the relevance to the topic?

bibliobibuli said...

no relevance, anon - and that was exactly his point ...

Suzanne said...

Ok, after reading that quote I've now taken a vow of celibacy. It raises some serious questions about Theroux.

Aiyah, leave poor little (emphasis on the 'little') british man alone. he obviously has enough problems of his own.