Nicholson Baker on "House of Holes: A Book of Raunch"

August 21, 2011

Nicholson Baker talks about his new novel, "House of Holes: A Book of Raunch," which is set in a sexual theme park.

Nicholson Baker's "House of Holes" page on Simon and Schuster's website



Vulgar, disgusting - entirely inappropriate selection for an on air reading. "Traded his right arm for a larger penis", "tender touch on her nipples"... the author's breathy voice did nothing to elevate passage about woman using a detached arm for sexual satisfaction. At least that's what I think I heard, racing across my kitchen on a Sunday morning to rip the radio cord right out of the wall. Seriously NPR?

Congratulations on airing this, definitely worthwhile and glad I heard it.