American novelist Christopher Bollen has been awarded this year’s “Bad Sex in Fiction” award, in recognition of a sex scene from his novel The Destroyers that read in part: “The skin along her arms and shoulders are different shades of tan like water stains in a bathtub.”
The following sentence is a little spicy for NPR, but suffice to say that the narrator compares his own anatomy to a “billiard rack.”
So we’ve created a monthly reading list, for Call Number subscribers and followers alike, which collocates all of the literature we find in a given month so that you will have a place to start when looking for a new Black author to experience or just something good to read. We’ll also select at least one title from the reading list to include in a monthly book review for readers who want a little more insight into why a book is worth the read. Book reviews will come with some special content related to the book that can’t be found anywhere else!
Netflix is charting its own path to Archie Comics.
The streaming giant has handed out a sizable two-season, 20-episode straight-to-series order for an untitled Sabrina drama based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, picking up the intended Riverdale companion series from The CW.