Tuesday, June 5, 2012

SMUT by Allan Bennett

I missed a few again. Last one I can remember... Smut. A little gem. Erotic, unshowy, simply and beautifully written, and published on thick, pleasing paper (well, wouldn't you want your provocative fiction to please your sense of touch)? And yes, newsflash, middle-aged people can make good protagonists in sexy fiction. Smut, by the man who wrote the play "The History Boys," is two novellas, the first one quirkier and stronger than the second.