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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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20 February 2009

Warning, graphic content

Ok, no Obama, no stimulus package, no politics. Just a question. Is anyone else getting tired of reading a perfectly good little fantasy book and suddenly getting ambushed by a sex scene? And not just a sex scene but a SEX scene. I mean really, unless it is REALLY relevant to the plot do I need the insight to the main character given by the following:

“My engorged labia felt like they were pressing on my brain—what there was of my brain—and if I didn’t get to fuck someone, something, now—a vampire would do—I was going to fucking explode. My cunt ached like a bruise.”

This tendency in literature seems to be at its worst in books by females, with female protagonists and seems especially common in any book that includes a vampire or a werewolf. I mean seriously, are necrophilia and bestiality that much of a turn on?

Hey, all you authors out there, just because you can put sex in a book, doesn’t mean you have to put sex in a book.

EDIT to this post:

As mentioned in the comments this is the Book in question.

The author as you can clearly see is Robin McKinley (hey, maybe she will do a vanity search and see this and tell me why she put this in her otherwise good book)

And it was a good book. I quite enjoyed it and the premise it was built around.


Blogger opit said...

It seems like there's no 'happy medium'. Frankly, I think the idea of graphic sex might only be useful when Rosie is playing with his five friends - or a companion - but for 'entertainment'...it's boring in more ways than one!

10:03 PM  
Blogger The Appalachianist said...

I bet that was written by a man.

5:00 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Nope. author is a woman named Robin McKinley.

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Appalachianist said...

Really? I figured that it was a man because of the use of the "C" word.
Maybe they feel they need to put it in there, or they actually have to.

Hey, it was better written than the "Stimulus Bill".

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Because women aren't getting enough of the big O and these authors know it.

I think we're to blame. We work too much.

5:22 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Totally disagree with your buddy the Appalachinist. If you ever read my wife's books, they're all full of sex, and that's G-rated compared to the stuff I've read in her books. And they're mainstream - many on the NY Times top 20 list.

5:23 PM  

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