Le vélo sans petite culotte

mardi, novembre 29, 2005

Stiff competition for Bad Sex award

Tiré du Guardian via MoorishGirl, la liste des finalistes pour le Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction award.

Extrait que je me permets d'afficher car mes enfants ne lisent pas encore assez bien l'anglais pour comprendre:
Updike is in the running for what the organisers call Britain's "most dreaded literary prize", with an extract from Villages in which an adulterous character appraises his lover's vagina: "[it] did not feel like Phyllis's. Smoother, somehow simpler, its wetness less thick, less of a sauce, more of a glaze".

But, excruciating as his entry is, Updike is up against some stiff competition. Among the 11 contenders for the prize this year are some of the biggest names in literature, including Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Paul Theroux. Of the three, 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."

On pourrait se payer un beau party annuel et organiser l'équivalent pour les romans québécois? Il y a sûrement des passages méritoires dans vos lectures. J'attend les idées...