Frey, Murakami make 'Bad Sex in Fiction' award shortlist

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First he was infamous for fabricating his memoir A Million Little Pieces, but now James Frey is among an elite crowd that Britain’s Literary Review has nominated for another nefarious honor – the year’s worst sex writing. Frey joins Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, Australian author Christos Tsiolkas and nine others in writing the most cringe-worthy bedroom scenes of the year.

In what could be considered the Razzies of fiction, this year’s winner will be announced on December 6. Last year the award went to Rowan Somerville for lines like “Like a lepidopterist mounting a tough-skinned insect with a too blunt pin he screwed himself into her” in his novel The Shape of Her.

On Twitter, the London-based Literary Review @Lit_Review posted their favorite lines from this year’s finalists:

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I feel like I need a shower after reading those tweets! Have you read anything that should have been on this list but didn’t make the cut?


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