House of Holes by Nicholson Baker

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...smut has a utilitarian purpose, after all, and Baker’s avuncular gentleman-pervert persona does charm. It’s still maddening when the denizens of a carnal Boschian landscape all talk like small-town New Englanders, guilelessly discussing outlandish sex plans as if they were a jaunt up to Maine.
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In the New York Times bestseller House of Holes, Nicholson Baker, “one of the most beautiful, original, and ingenious prose stylists to have come along in decades” (The New York Times Magazine), returns to the terrain that made him famous with a gleefully provocative, off-the-charts erotic novel that is unlike anything you’ve read—“a filthy tour de force” (Time).

Shandee finds a friendly arm at a granite quarry. Ned drops down a hole in a golf course. So begins Nicholson Baker’s fuse-blowing sexual escapade—a modern-day Hieronymus Boschian bacchanal set in a pleasure resort where normal rules don’t apply. House of Holes, one of the most talked-about books in recent memory, is a gleefully provocative novel sure to surprise, amuse, and arouse.
 

About Nicholson Baker

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Nicholson Baker is the author of nine novels and five works of nonfiction, including The Anthologist, Human Smoke, and Double Fold (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award). He lives in Maine with his family.
 
Published August 9, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 274 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Chris Randle on Aug 19 2011

...smut has a utilitarian purpose, after all, and Baker’s avuncular gentleman-pervert persona does charm. It’s still maddening when the denizens of a carnal Boschian landscape all talk like small-town New Englanders, guilelessly discussing outlandish sex plans as if they were a jaunt up to Maine.

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