BOOK REVIEW / PAPERBACKS: Vox - Nicholson Baker: Granta, pounds 4.99

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Odd that the acrobatic author of The Mezzanine and Room Temperature bombed with the subject of sex. This novel records the (seemingly endless) conversation between two strangers who 'meet' on a chat-line. This being Baker, they digress; but mainly they exchange masturbatory fantasies of - amazingly from a writer who can make the design of a sandwich bag sexy - numbingly unerotic gaucheness.