02 May 2010

You-know-what in Literature

So, why do I read romance? Romances have Happily Ever Afters (HEAs), which I find very comforting after my own disastrous romance. However, sometimes I feel that I should read more Literature. You know, Literary Fiction of the sort that involves the Man Booker Prize or the PEN/Faulkner Award. In my experience, however, Literature is not fun to read. People die. Even the good people.

Not only is a lot of Literature not fun to read, it also tends to have poorly-written and sometimes cringe-inducing sex scenes. If you're not familiar with the Bad Sex Award, given each year by The Literary Review, you might check it out. Consider yourself warned.

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