Further Reading: Phone Sex

further reading phone sex featuredFurther Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.

As The O’Reilly Factor continues to lose advertisers over multi-million dollar lawsuits settled against its host, the depositions of Bill O’Reilly’s accusers have started circulating on Twitter. While it’s completely inadvisable to read these—please trust us on this—suffice it to say that phone sex factors heavily in their allegations. Instead of subjecting yourself to abject horror, read one of these novels about phone sex instead.


adventures of the artificial woman thomas bergerAdventures of the Artificial Woman
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by Thomas Berger

A man builds a robot wife who leaves him to become a phone sex operator.

 

 

 

 

candyland ed mcbainCandyland, by Evan Hunter and Ed McBain

An architect into phone sex becomes the primary suspect in a murder investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

ice fire water leslie epsteinIce, Fire, Water, by Leslie Epstein

A nonagenarian composer seeks respite from sadness with phone sex.

 

 

foreign bodies stephen dedmanForeign Bodies, by Stephen Dedman

An affluent San Franciscan is overtaken by a body snatcher and is subsequently caught up in a phone sex ring.

 

 

 

 

 

mermaids singing val mcdermidThe Mermaids Singing, by Val McDermid

A serial killer at large chooses his next victim based on the latter’s enthusiasm for phone sex.

 

 

 

 

vox nicholson bakerVox, by Nicholson Baker

Monica Lewinsky famously gave this classic erotic novel, a paean to imaginative phone sex, to Bill Clinton.

 

 

 

 

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