Each Year Britian's Literary Review comes out with their annual Bad Sex in Fiction award. I think that's a little snobbish, poking fun at those of us who try to spice up our novels and fail. Now Salon Magazine has come up with a counter award and announced their Good Sex Awards.
Says Salon, "Writing well about sex -- one of life's most delightful and important activities -- is difficult, so instead of sneering and sniggering at the authors who get it wrong, why not celebrate the ones who succeed?"
They whittled their list of nominations down to eight. Click the link above to see them and read the excerpt from the winner, NEXT.
And then you might have to get up and walk around, or something. I love well-written sex.
I had planned to post this for Valentine's Day but had connection issues, and some of you may already have seen this in Salon, but I thought I'd go ahead anyway, because writing about sex is the hardest thing to do, yet if done well, is the most rewarding and, more importantly, readers like it.
I have my own nomination.
The sex scene at the end of THE VOYAGE by Philip Caputo is my winner. Do you have one?