Nicholson Baker's novel about phone sex, told mostly in dialogue, was made notorious by the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It features Abby and Jim, who talk endlessly on the phone coast-to-coast--about sex, of course, but also about life's trivia, Baker's greatest subject. As always, his real theme is language, and his greatest gift as a writer is his eccentric examination of it as part of a close observation of the human condition.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Literary, Love + Relationships + Sex, Erotica, General, Human Qualities + Behavior, Humorous Fiction