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Pull up a wingback chair and light your pipe, because New York's own book critic Sam Anderson has convened a roundtable of literary luminaries to discuss Wetlands, a novel (newly published in the U.S.) by Charlotte Roche that brims over with sex talk and bodily fluids. (In fact, forget the pipe &mdash you might want to put on a raincoat.) Novelist Kate Christensen, Bookslut founding editor Jessa Crispin, author Ayelet Waldman, and New York Magazine editor-at-large Adam Sternbergh are all diving into discussions of the controversial book. "It's hard to describe the full mind-blowing extent of its raunchiness," writes Anderson, but you gotta give it to this opinionated crew — they sure do try. [Vulture Reading Room]