Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ten top failed romances in fiction

Rachel B. Glaser's books include the short story collection Pee On Water and the novel Paulina and Fran. One of her top ten failed romances in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
Bad Sex by Clancy Martin

This dark novella drags the reader through a whirlwind of infatuation, sacrifice, lying, lusting, drinking, crying and nearly dying. In the opening chapter, Brett sleeps with her husband’s banker and her life is never the same. The dialogue and details are so real, at times it felt like a scandalous email from a troubled friend. The sentences are sparse. Not a word out of place. See the tropics and feel the feelings, vicariously, without the hangover.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue