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The Naughty Bits: The Steamiest and Most Scandalous Sex Scenes from the World's Great Books Paperback – May 29, 2001
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Yes, this book is not a collection of Jackie Collins and Anais Nin clippings gathered into a convenient format that saves the reader from flipping through the boring bits - this book is so much more! The short introductions by Mr Murnighan are so insightful and funny, and from them I have gleaned much about writers that I always wanted to read or know more about simply because their names are so big in the world of literature. Too tired to read last night, I just scanned his intros to read what he thinks of one writer from another. Also they (the intros) leave me giggling as they are an honest look at things people don't normally talk about or think about, but do. The excerpts need more time to digest; although some left me with a "huh?", others have me wanting to read the full book. Thanks for providing me with a new list of books for the next few months! Oh! And my husband is won over too, as I kept leaning over and reading to him funny lines and "look the author likes Charles Bukowski too!"
Mr Murnighan is obviously very learned, and it's refreshing that he seems to be close to my generation (Vanilla Ice posters ha ha) and includes medieval works as well as more contemporary items such as the Kenneth Starr report!
Anyway, I haven't finished the book yet, but I wished Mr Murnighan wrote more than erotica, as he seems such a fine writer that it would be a shame to limit himself, and also might he write more than just editing and collecting?
Read it, then flip back to page one and read it again.