This post was written by guest blogger Jimmy Beck.
I know I’m woefully late on this one, but if you haven’t checked it out already, please visit Beatrice proprietor Ron Hogan’s latest venture, a book review clearinghouse called Beatrix. Not only is Ron indefatigable, he’s hilarious:
After noting the sexual explicitness of several recent releases, Jerome Weeks (Dallas Morning News) explains Toni Bentley’s The Surrender to what I presume is a family readership. Now, the opening line, calling the book “wince-inducing for its subject–anal sex,” is pretty funny, but what gets me is the bit about how “Ms. Bentley finds her Big Release in an unexpected place.” (No word, however, on whether he says “it reads like a sex guide from Pluto” because she likes it doggy-style.)
I only wish it had existed before I plunked down 43 bucks for Christopher Booker’s turgid tome. Doh!