Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I SEE ANUS: HOUSE OF HOLES
From a list of words found in the new novel by Nicholson Baker, "House of Holes", compiled for the August 2011 issue of Harpers Magazine.
asswood ball-hankie beardwater
bonky boobosity boycone
brimmingness britneys cockbrisket
cockitude crotchal cuntatious
dickybird doodle-goo eggmate
floof flump fuckalope
groanroom hip-jouncing jizzler
joywave judder juicy-lucy
loinstem lovecream manslurp
maximus cheeks murfle; murflement peeny wanger
pelvisy pornfume purseness
scrotatiousness shudderation spicetime
splatterment thrummiest thumper bean
thundertube urgie-splurgey weeperhole
From the Amazon.com description of "House of Holes":
Shandee finds a friendly arm at a granite quarry. Ned drops down a hole in a golf course. Luna meets a man made of light bulbs at a tanning parlor. So begins Nicholson Baker’s fuse-blowing, sex-positive escapade, House of Holes. Baker, the bestselling author of The Mezzanine, Vox, and The Fermata, who “writes like no one else in America” (Newsweek), returns to erotic territory with a gleefully over-the-top novel set in a pleasure resort, where normal rules don’t apply. Visitors, pulled in via their drinking straws or the dryers in laundromats, can undergo crotchal transfers . . . make love to trees . . . visit the Groanrooms and the twelve-screen Porndecahedron . . . or pussy-surf the White Lake. It’s very expensive, of course, but there are work-study programs. In charge of day-to-day operations is Lila, a former hospital administrator whose breast milk has unusual regenerative properties.
Brimful of good-nature, wit, and surreal sexual vocabulary, House of Holes is a modern-day Hieronymous Boschian bacchanal that is sure to surprise, amuse, and arouse.