Nick Hornby has just written…

a post about his new book, Juliet, Naked, and comments:

I think the days when people are prepared to shell out for prose nakedness are long gone. Now that each of us possess the means to watch real women having sex with real men, or real women, or real animals, at the click of a mouse, I’m not sure there’s any real money to be made by from a few paragraphs of fictional smut.

Hornby clearly has not seen my audio-copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover (as I noted a few weeks ago, publishing companies are still marketing this book based on its sex scenes, among other things).  Nor has he read ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore with a second year (or fourth year) undergraduate class.

23 March 2009 ~ St. Catharines


2 thoughts on “Nick Hornby has just written…

  1. I’m yet to give it much thought, but I can’t imagine certain sexual taboos being nearly as interesting in a modern day context.

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