House of Holes

House of Holes

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Visit the House of Holes, where the motto is PLEASURE FIRST, and discover a solution to every sexual problem, insight into every sexual intrigue, or play out your greatest sexual fantasy. Men can begin with a 'good, friendly penis scrub', take the magic sperm sniff test, or visit the Porndecahedron.
Greedy women can visit the Hall of the Penises, shy women can order a partner with a 'voluntary head detachment', curious couples can investigate each other further with a 'cross crotchal interplasmic transfer'.
But ladies, watch out for the Pearloiner, who might just steal from you what you cherish most ...
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 288 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0857206621
  • 9780857206626

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"Truly uproarious . . . Baker is one of the most consistently enticing writers of our time." --Sam Lipsyte, front cover of "The""New York Times Book Review" "Wild and hallucinatory . . . Full of fearlessness, cheerfulness, wit, and brio." --Meg Wolitzer, "The Washington Post" ""House of Holes" is as funny as it is filthy. . . . When he is not writing about sex (and also when he is), Baker is one of the most beautiful, original, ingenious prose stylists to have come along in decades." --Charles McGrath, "The New York Times Magazine" "A sexy, disturbing, funny book: It may also challenge the usual reader of literary novels with its sheer dazzling excess of imagination." --Kate Roiphe, "Slate" "Awe-inducing . . . A joyful, almost Chaucerian book . . . Had Dr. Seuss been a slightly insane pornographer, he might have written a book like this."--Tom Bissell, "GQ" "A funny, frisky novel that brings sexy back in a way that Justin Timberlake never dreamed . . . Reminds us that books can be fun and sexy, that literature can have just as much raw energy and liberating chaos as a good f*ck." --Mark Haskell Smith, "Los Angeles Review of Books" "Brilliant, absurd, puerile, depraved, and completely enthralling." --Steve Almond, "The Boston Globe" "A world of universal arousal is common enough in pornography, but Baker has fully realized its comic possibilities . . . [He] can conjure fantastical sexual scenarios and unspool yards of charmingly filthy dialogue." --Elaine Blair, "The New York Review of Books" "Amazing and indispensable." --Jeff Simon, "The Buffalo News"
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About Nicholson Baker

Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. He is the author of several novels, including The Mezzanine, Vox and The Fermata, and House of Holes; and four works of non fiction, U and I, The Size of Thoughts, Double Fold (winner of the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award), and Human Smoke. He lives in Maine.
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2,211 ratings
3.07 out of 5 stars
5 12% (268)
4 25% (546)
3 33% (735)
2 19% (413)
1 11% (249)
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