I Read Forever, But Just For the Articles
Somebody somewhere has a sense of humor. Recently Playboy Magazine decided that making lists of books sounded like fun. So they decided to come up with The 25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written. Fine fine. Whatever. Obviously Lolita was an odd choice for the list but by and large it made sense.
What's that coming in at number 23? Yep. It's Forever by Judy Blume. I guess I should be grateful that at least one professional source considers Forever to be real literature. So, you know, kudos. On the other hand, sexiest novel ever? It's fun, sure. But I would love to know who made the final decision on this one. Then again, the 1984 January issue of Playboy had a list of The Dirty Thirty books most often banned from schools and libraries. Maybe that was where they got the idea? I tell you, between Sawyer reading Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret on Lost and Forever making it into Playboy, Blume's getting a heckuva lot of press these days!