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Morrissey Wins Bad Sex Award
Luke Turner , December 1st, 2015 20:30

"bulbous salutation" pops

In what's not exactly a shocking triumph, Morrissey has been given the Literary Review's Bad Sex Award for the now-infamous passage in debut novel List Of The Lost in which he appears to describe two people having sex. Morrissey was sadly unavailable to collect his prize, which was announced by Nancy Dell’Olio at a ceremony in London last night. In his review of the book, The Quietus' literary editor Karl Smith wrote, "Barrel-rolling breasts, bulbous salutations and otherwise central zones have achieved the kind of notoriety most coinages take years to amass, and they’ve done it without actually meaning anything. And, considering Morrissey describes himself as “humasexual”, it’s strange to come away from List of the Lost with the distinct impression that the author of this book has never seen, let alone participated in, any configuration of human-on-human sex. In fact, the whole passage could just as easily be read as a description of two people playing on the stairs with a slinky."

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