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Subject: Bad Sex Prize awarded to American Author
Date Posted: 12/1/2009 12:33 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2009
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Saw this article and had to giggle.  Do you guys have any of your own nominations for authors who write horrid sex scenes?  If you can post the author and also the passage so we can all giggle and go OMG. 

Date Posted: 12/1/2009 2:20 PM ET
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The offending passage compared female genitalia to various Greek fiends, including the mythical monster Gorgon and "a motionless Cyclops whose single eye never blinks."

OMG Ewwww......

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 8:16 AM ET
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Yeah - makes you wonder sometimes, was he going for ewww or was he trying to be all artsy?

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 12:42 PM ET
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Some pretty big names have been nominated.  I laughed and laughed wondering who gets to read all the books that entitle the authors to be nominated.  How do they narrow it down to just a few men!

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 2:04 PM ET
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Eww the author is creepy looking too =(

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 2:04 PM ET
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Eww the author is creepy looking too =(

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 8:45 PM ET
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I like that his Wikipedia article says (emphasis mine), "Littell reportedly beat off stiff competition for this year's honours, with Philip Roth and Nick Cave among the writers filling out the short list."

Ahem. :)