Come ogni anno, la Literary Review ha svelato la lista dei candidati al suo "prestigioso" Bad Sex Award per le peggiori scene di sesso in letteratura.
Fra i candidati di quest'anno ci sono Murakami Haruki con 1Q84 e Stephen King con 11.22.63.
(QUI trovate la lista completa dei dodici candidati.)
Il brano di 1Q84 che viene citato a giustificazione della nomination è molto breve. Eccolo:
"[Her breasts] seemed to be virtually uninfluenced by the force of gravity, the nipples turned beautifully upward, like a vine's new tendrils seeking sunlight."
Il "Guardian" cita invece una scena un po' più lunga da King:
"She said, 'Don't make me wait, I've had enough of that,' and so I kissed the sweaty hollow of her temple and moved my hips forward ... She gasped, retreated a little, then raised her hips to meet me. 'Sadie? All right?'
'Ohmygodyes,' she said and I laughed. She opened her eyes and looked up at me with curiosity and hopefulness. 'Is it over, or is there more?'
'A little more,' I said. 'I don't know how much. I haven't been with a woman in a long time.'
It turned out there was quite a bit more … At the end she began to gasp. 'Oh dear, oh my dear, oh my dear dear God, oh sugar!'"