"I never really warmed to Clovis -- he was far too stupid to inspire real affection -- but he always claimed a corner of my heart, largely, I suppose, because of the way he instinctively and unconsciously cupped his genitals whenever he was alarmed or nervous."
-- Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd.
My! That one got my attention.
This won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. William Boyd is one of my favorites.