The Spectacular Now
by Tim Tharp
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
This is definitely not a book for the kiddies. On top of the multiple sex scenes, Sutter likes to get gritty and real with us about other details, too, like letting us know how turned on he is or to talking about various body parts.
It might come across as a little TMI, but we think it makes sense. This is Sutter talking to us as if we're his best buds. He's just being himself, being honest about his experiences. It would be out of character for him not to tell us all about this stuff. And if someone's going to live in the now, in the moment, then sex would probably be pretty high on their list of how to spend those moments. So in spite of the shock factor, all this steaminess is perfectly fitting for Sutter's character.
Just don't leave this book where your kid sister might pick it up.