It's that time of year again...
No, not Christmas shopping. I mean the shortlist for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, an annual highlight of the Literary Review that has (in the past) probably included writers who hid behind their computer screens in shame, while others wholeheartedly embraced their inclusion.
You can see the shortlist here.
Ex-PrimeMinister Tony Blair was nominated a few months ago to much media comment for a few lines in his recently published biography, but he escaped while his former spin-doctor Alistair Campbell didn't and is included for a second time (that must tell him something).
You can read why some of this year's shortlist were selected by the judges in an article in the Guardian's book section.
This year's winner will be announced on the 29th November at a ceremony in the In & Out Club in St James's Square.
Now if you want to read an example of good sex in fiction ask any romance writer.
My personal choice... No- I can't pick just one, there are just too many good ones to choose from...