Tony Blair's book nominated for Bad Sex Award

Tony Blair
London, Oct 16: Receiving insults from the literary review, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's book 'A Journey' has been nominated for the Bad Sex Award.

The slight is not only to his skill at bedroom prose, but also to his claims to historical accuracy, since the award is dedicated to clumsy clinches in fiction.

However, the judges have made an exception for the former prime minister and his toe-curling reminiscences about a night of passion with Cherie, reports the Telegraph.

"That night she cradled me in her arms and soothed me; told me what I needed to be told; strengthened me," he wrote in his memoir 'A Journey'. "On that night of 12 May 1994, I needed that love Cherie gave me, selfishly. I devoured it to give me strength. I was an animal following my instinct," he wrote.

"Other writers in the running include Martin Amis for 'The Pregnant Widow', Ian McEwan for 'Solar' and Jonathan Franzen for Freedom.

The shortlist for the Bad Sex Award is due to be announced on Nov 29.

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