Jonathan Franzen’s Bad Sex
Jonathan Franzen has seen his fair share of attention this year. Some of it has been good, what with his newest book, Freedom, rocketing up the charts, but he also had some mildly embarrassing press when the UK run of Freedom had to be recalled after the printed an old proof with hundreds of typesetting and spelling errors.
Well the year isn’t over, Franzen has now been nominated for the Bad Sex awards because of a shockingly bad scene that I’m not even going to repeat. You can find it in this Guardian article if you really need to read it, *shudder*.
Also on the shortlist are The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon (which you may remember was banned from our local BC Ferries because of a bum on the cover), A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee, Heartbreak by Craig Raine, Mr Peanut by Adam Ross, The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (Booker nominee), Maya by Alastair Campbell and The Shape of Her by Rowan Somerville
The Award will be given out on November 29th at a ceremony in London.