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Rabbit Redux, John Updike"He always has to imagine someone, masturbating. As he gets older real people aren't exciting enough...for climax he always rolls over and gives it to the bed. He has never been able to shoot off lying on his back; it feels too explosive, too throbbing, too blasphemous upwards. God is on that side of him, spreading His feathered wings as above a crib. Better turn and pour it into Hell."
When I was first putting this list together, my co-worker Henry Stewart asked, "Is it just going to be all Roth and Updike?" Which, NO. It's not "all Roth and Updike," Henry. But there did need to be one entry from Updike, that "penis with a thesaurus" on here. So, enjoy. If, you know, you're the kind of person who enjoys Updike's sex writing. Do those people even exist?