The best of this year’s bad sex

It’s time for the results of the Literary Review‘s annual bad sex award. First-time novelist Iain Hollingshead has managed to take the top place, and you can read the nominated passages from the shortlist over at The Guardian.

I was particularly taken by David Mitchell’s “If Dawn Madden’s breasts were a pair of Danishes, Debby Crombie’s got two Space Hoppers”, but Hollingshead’s “we’re lost in a commotion of grunts and squeaks” has a certain je ne sais quoi, I must admit.