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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:44 pm 
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Besides romance novels, which authors/books have the best sex/seduction/courtship/relationship scenes. What do you think? I'm trying to write a story and am working on the relationship between two characters. I need to look to examples.

I nominate Mario Puzo- his psychological understanding mixed with passionate sensual language and realities unblemished by rationalizations, the way things are in the world, in his many scenes. He is sex real and sex descriptive, but all the same not sex obsessed. Everything actually contribues to the plot or support the charater profiles, which make the story dynamic.

I nominate the worst as being Bill O'Reilly, Those Who Tresspass. He just put it in their i think because everyone expects it. Maybe he's not bad writer, but he's just timid.

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not the best suggestion, but i suggest, reading an excerpt from Heretics of Dune, a book from a series considered the best sci-fi series of all time. But any way, if you get a hold of it it is page 424-427. If you havent read the book, most of it wont make sense, but its an answer

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Uh, Snow falling on Cedars was a little errotic, while The Dragon Kings' Palace got physically 8O ...um, intereseting. Both have a Japanese touch to it, so you know it's more than worth reading :mrgreen:


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Well... I'd put my money on Ulysses (Joyce) for molly's soliloquy... or Henry Miller, or perhaps Crash (Ballard)... sensual if scary!

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I would have to recomand Anne Rice, just about all of her books are filled with strong sensuality, some are only suggestion while others are much more sexual, but there is always strong emotional and physical attraction and interaction with her characters. She expressess deep feelings of passion and love.

On an emotional and physchologial level I would suggust Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Druid and The Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn had some strong relationship scenes I thought

and a sexually provocative book is Ancient Evenings by Norman Mailer

For something a little different on the subject of sex and relationships I would recomend The Woodpecker and Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins

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Sex alone is boring without exhibiting the inner thoughts of people, and if those people are shallow, then forget it.

See Anna Karenina, Part III, Chapter 15.

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Irving Wallace. His sexual descriptions in his books are wonderful
and many very tender, but really explicit.

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irvine welsh... but his sex is scary, and not about expression of true love or the like... it's interesting though...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:38 am 
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Irvine Welsh? Eurgh. That's a little over the top for me, thanks all the same. (Marabou Stork Nightmares being the worst)

I liked the sex scene in Sebastian Faulk's Birdsong. And Ovid, obviously. :)

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can any one suggest books for reading on sexual romance explicit or implicit?

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well, the book that i am giong to suggest is not really a romance novel, but in it's own way is. Haunted by Heather Graham has some very sensual love scenes in it. I am only slightly embarassed to say that it sent tingles up and down my spine. It was so real.

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Mills and Boom....
I dont read at all... but heard about em...

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