Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mailer's Bad Sex

Norman Mailer has posthumously won the Literary Reviews Bad Sex Award for a graphic passage from his last novel the Castle in the Forest.
We are sure he would have taken the award in good part
said the judges, while the award itself was presented at the In & Out (Naval and Military) Club in St James's, by former model Maria Helvin to the youngest of the nominees, Richard Milward.

I know you literature lovers will want to read the winning extract, so here 'tis, the account of an incestuous encounter between Hitler's parents :
Are you all right?' she cried out as he lay beside her, his breath going in and out with a rasp that sounded as terrible as the last winds of their lost children.

'All right. Yes. No,' he said. Then she was on him. She did not know if this would resuscitate him or end him, but the same spite, sharp as a needle, that had come to her after Fanni's death was in her again. Fanni had told her once what to do. So Klara turned head to foot, and put her most unmentionable part down on his hard-breathing nose and mouth, and took his old battering ram into her lips. Uncle was now as soft as a coil of excrement. She sucked on him nonetheless with an avidity that could come only from the Evil One - that she knew. From there, the impulse had come. So now they both had their heads at the wrong end, and the Evil One was there. He had never been so close before.

The Hound began to come to life. Right in her mouth. It surprised her. Alois had been so limp. But now he was a man again! His mouth lathered with her sap, he turned around and embraced her face with all the passion of his own lips and face, ready at last to grind into her with the Hound, drive it into her piety.
You can read all the runners-up on the Guardian website.

(Thanks Chet for breaking news via SMS!)

8 comments:

Greenbottle said...

oh what a coincidence! I just watched his interview about this book on youtube last night. he was paired with martin amis and the whole 56 minutes (!) of both authors' interview can be watched from the link in my latest blogpost which i wrote after watching this very interesting interview.

or if you don't feel like going through my blog you can google it yourself. it's there.

CW said...

Awful! "Piety"????!

Gette said...

...that makes me feel dirty in a bad way. :-/

Madcap Machinist said...

gross.

*goes to take a shower*

Anonymous said...

Hmm, why does that remind me of the Malay Male? Rox

Giant Sotong said...

Well - eww. That's why it should be kept in the boudoir and not splashed all over on a writing desk.

(So many posts about sex - for a moment there I thought you had jumped the shark)

bibliobibuli said...

sotong - i'm just being tabloid here!

rox - now you mention it ...

greenbottle - many thanks for the links

lil ms d said...

erm...