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Matt the Engineer 1
It's hard to imagine The Yips author not directly aiming to win this award with that passage.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on November 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
50 Shades of Whatever didn't make it?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 20, 2012 at 6:13 PM · Report this
Hyzenthlayk9 3
Paul brings up a good point, an award highlighting writing of Good Sex scenes could at least give other writers an example of what to aim for - rather than being concerned that every sex scene in any work might result in a public shaming.

Though it can be argued that some of those Bad Sex scenes were deserving of the dishonor.
Posted by Hyzenthlayk9 on November 20, 2012 at 6:15 PM · Report this
Canadian Nurse 4
I agree, in general, but I'm also sad that the new JK Rowling book didn't make the cut.
Posted by Canadian Nurse on November 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM · Report this
Sandiai 5
@1. It's the "espying" that will win it for her.
Posted by Sandiai on November 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM · Report this
Fnarf 6
Good sex writing is usually worse than bad sex writing. Generally speaking the only good writing about sex at all is about bad sex, which is by far the most interesting kind of sex (cf. Tolstoy's happy families are all alike).
Posted by Fnarf on November 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM · Report this
Jubilation T. Cornball 7
But what about those of us who, generally Episcopal, eschew "bold and experimental" sex? I'm 100% with you on the macro level, but would keep the requirements for best sex scene to a simple: "describes sex." I'd take a brilliantly written lazy morning fuck over a puerile chandelier swing any day.
Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball on November 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM · Report this
Welcome back JTC. Don't be a stranger.
Posted by crone on November 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM · Report this
Post_Mortem 9
Paul, doesn't that seem like something you could do?
Posted by Post_Mortem on November 21, 2012 at 4:07 AM · Report this
Anne in MA 10
@6 - Fnarf, did you just use a cf cite? Because that kind of made my day.
Posted by Anne in MA on November 21, 2012 at 7:21 AM · Report this
The Accidental Theologist 11
Paul, ditto @9 -- The Stranger Good Sex Award!
Posted by The Accidental Theologist on November 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM · Report this

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