Bad Sex in Fiction

Stephen King, James Frey nominated for Bad Sex in Fiction Award, in The Washington Post, opens with a bit of humor:

The competition is — um — stiff for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award this year. In the running for the prize, which is given out by British journal the Literary Review each year, are notable authors Stephen King, Haruki Murakami and James Frey.
Author Stephen King. (Joe Kohen – Getty Images)

King was nominated for the award — which celebrates excruciating passages of writing about carnal desire — for his book “11.23.63.”One of King’s cringe-inducing sex scenes is excerpted below:

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