Porn you said?

15 01 2011

I went to my first porn book launch last night. Before I left for the event, I told two friends, who were not so fortunate as moi, how I was going to the FIRST PORN book launch. They were awe-struck of course – “in Sri Lanka?”

I should say ‘adult stories’ but porn is so much nicer a word, don’t you think? The word has such a seedy, sordid, lascivious feel to it. Wanton, depraved, libertine connotations. Red drapes and billowing lace curtains all around, I thought. Black and red silk somewhere around. Erotic images surrounding me. Darkened audience and mood lighting on the stage.

Instead I walk in on a launch that could have been of any other book in English published in Colombo. Groups of people walking sedately around greeting friends. No billowing drapes of any colour. Yellow lights glaring on audience and readers alike. Some small photos on the far wall. And Blue wrapped in newspaper.

I suppose the entire burst of creativity was taken up with the publication of adult stories. It is the first after all. One hopes the stories don’t emulate the mood of the launch.

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4 responses

15 01 2011
travelingmad

Ha ha.

16 01 2011
varad

I thought the book was great but the launch pretentious. AND we didnt get a drink!

17 01 2011
T

well that’s disappointing. I would have thought that would be a great opportunity to do a really fabulous setting. i’m thinking cushions on the floor and blue lighting. oh well. how’s the book though?

16 02 2011
Muffet

Haha. I was expecting the billowing curtains as well. Oh well, least the books an okay read.

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