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‘the exhilarating whoops and pant-hoots of a troop of Rhesus monkeys’

Humour: This year’s bad sex prizewinners. I think Rod Liddle deserved it, myself, purely for his comment:

Columnist and former Today programme editor Rod Liddle was almost struck out on the grounds that his sex scenes were actually rather well done, but his novel Too Beautiful for You, (‘after a modicum of congenial thrusting, she came with the exhilarating whoops and pant- hoots of a troop of Rhesus monkeys’) was reinstated after he said the judges were unqualified, since nobody on the Literary Review had had sex since 1936, in Abyssinia.

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