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'Bad Sex In Fiction' Award Goes To Novelist Who Compared Skin To Stained Bathtub

American writer Christopher Bollen received the, uh, honor, which was announced on Thursday. His novel The Destroyers featured a memorable pair of less-than-appealing analogies.

American novelist Christopher Bollen has been awarded this year's "Bad Sex in Fiction" award, in recognition of a sex scene from his novel that read in part: "The skin along

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