For those of you that think Tom Wolfe (who I think is known for his support of Bush) has got his hand on more than just the pulse of American Campus life. You’ll be bemused to see he was winner of the Bad Sex in Fiction writing award.
Wolfe won it for a couple of purple passages from his latest novel I am Charlotte Simmons, a tale of campus life at an exclusive US university.
“Slither slither slither slither went the tongue,” one of his winning sentences begins.
“But the hand that was what she tried to concentrate on, the hand, since it has the entire terrain of her torso to explore and not just the otorhinolaryngological caverns - oh God, it was not just at the border where the flesh of the breast joins the pectoral sheath of the chest - no, the hand was cupping her entire right - Now!”
Judges described Wolfe’s prose as “ghastly and boring”.
You can knock yourselves out with some other pearls at theage.com.au/articles/2004/ … 59777.html