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I Review “Smut” by Alan Bennett

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In August, Nicholson Baker blurted out a new book, “House of Holes,’’ his adolescent-like narrative of the sexual escapades of several one-dimensional characters frolicking through an extended dirty joke that might’ve aptly been titled “Smut.’’

“Smut,’’ though, happens to be the new book by British writer Alan Bennett. If Baker’s sense of humor in “House’’ is unrestrained, and ahem, smutty, Bennett’s is subtle and often wry, full of clever word play, innuendo, and decidedly British. Oh, and there are naughty bits, too.

Click the image below to read my review in the December 28, 2011, edition of the Boston Globe.

You can buy Smut at Barnes and Noble.

Written by Joe Peschel

December 28th, 2011 at 12:26 pm