Top 5 Bad Sex in Fiction Award winners: Wendy Perriam

heathergrey-50x50.jpgWe're awarding the shade of heather grey (second on our scale of light to dark) to author Wendy Perriam who won the Bad Sex in Fiction Award in 2002 for her novel Tread Softly. This was Perriam's third nomination, thanks to her overheated style of prose. In the case of Tread Softly,  her awkward use of  pinstripe imagery to describe a naked body helped win her the prize. Here's that passage:

treadsoftly-180.jpg"She closed her eyes, saw his dark-as-treacle-toffee eyes gazing down at her. Weirdly, he was clad in pin-stripes at the same time as being naked. Pin-stripes were erotic, the uniform of fathers, two-dimensional fathers..."

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