Ich hatte keine Ahnung, dass es einen Bad Sex in Fiction-Award gibt, aber es gibt ihn. Gewinnen hat Manil Suri mit einer intergalaktischen bisexuellen Orgie und mit Absätzen wie diesem:
Surely supernovas explode that instant, somewhere, in some galaxy. The hut vanishes, and with it the sea and the sands – only Karun’s body, locked with mine, remains. We streak like superheroes past suns and solar systems, we dive through shoals of quarks and atomic nuclei. In celebration of our breakthrough fourth star, statisticians the world over rejoice.
Ebenfalls nominiert war ünrigens niemand geringeres als Woody „This Machine kills Fascists“ Guthrie mit einer denkwürdigen Eingeweide-Nummer:
Back and forth, side to side, they moved on their bed on the hay. Back and forth, side to side, they moved their hips, their feet, their legs, their whole bodies. Their arms tied into knots like vines climbing trees, and the trees moved and swayed, and there was a time and a rhythm to the blend of the movement. And inside the door of her womb she felt her inner organs and tissues, all her muscles and glands, felt them roll, squeeze, squeeze, and roll, and felt that every inch of her whole being stretched, reached, felt out, felt in, felt all around the shape of his penis.
Independent: Bad Sex in Fiction award 2013: Manil Suri’s subatomic bisexual orgy in The City of Devi beats hillbilly humping to award (via Arbroath)
Telegraph: Bad Sex Awards 2013: The shortlist in full