Friday, December 6, 2013

“My erection beat time in my underwear.”

“An ecstatic bisexual orgy, which climaxes against a backdrop of imminent nuclear annihilation, has secured the prized Bad Sex in Fiction award for Manil Suri and his novel, The City of Devi.
     The Indian-born author joins Sebastian Faulks, Melvyn Bragg and Tom Wolfe among the pantheon of writers recognised by the Literary Review for producing the 'most egregious passage of sexual description in a novel.'
     Suri triumphed over authors including William Nicholson, who said he was 'ashamed' to have been shortlisted and Woody Guthrie, the Depression-era folk singer whose posthumously-published novel House of Earth featured ripe descriptions of hillbilly humping.”
— Adam Sherwin, The Independent
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