Pachauri. Semi-autographical Sex Tinged Novel. Oh Boy.
The UN's top climate official and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, Rajendra Pachauri, has penned a novel that reportedly mixes global warming lectures with steamy sex scenes involving a male protagonist that resembles Pachauri himself. An engineer by training, Pachauri has endured the recent failings in Copenhagen and the recent attacks on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change over charges that the group wasn't careful enough when editing their 2007 global warming assessment.The error in the 2007 assessment is related to poor citing of predictions of glacier loss in the Himalayas and some are calling for Pachauri to step down. It's doubtful that his novel will lower the temperature any.
His novel charts the life of Sanjay who, as a young child in India, stuns his parents with the news he was a merchant in a past life and that his wife is still alive.
The 402-page tale takes Sanjay through his university days during which loses his virginity, breathlessly describing how he was "overcome by a lust that he had never known before."
Several passages from the book may interest the judges of London's Bad Sex awards, an annual celebration of the worst bedroom scenes in literature.
It's difficult to say what makes people in positions like Pachauri--who need to maintain their dignity at all costs to remain effective--to write novels full of graphic sexual detail. Many conservative thinkers and public figures have done this, maybe most famously in Ayn Rand's god awful books. Newt Gingrich has a novel and word is that Laura Bush is writing a book. If history is any predictor, her book will be the opposite of Pachauri's and include no sex and a complete denial of climate change. It would probably be a big hit over at the National Review, which recently released their list of the Top 10 conservative novels of all time.