Oct 4, 2007

Meme: Decorum

Do you have “issues” with too much profanity or overly explicit (ahem) “romantic” scenes in books? Or do you take them in stride? Have issues like these ever caused you to close a book? Or do you go looking for more exactly like them?

Yes, these things have caused me to close more than one book! It depends on the proliferation of the offending material and how gratuitous it is. I don't like to read a book that has profanity in every sentence, or "romance" scenes all over the place. It just makes me uncomfortable and well, bored! However, if it isn't too excessive and has a good reason for being there, I can take it in stride.

Question provided by Booking Through Thursday

2 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

There are times it forwards the plot, stays true to the character and his/her motivation and isn't gratuitous... I can accept it then.

But when it's use for shock value or punctuation? Nope... you lose me.

If a book's plot is okay, I'll often skip the bedroom scenes... they bore me, LOL!

Happy BTT!

gautami tripathy said...

If story demandsit, so be it but some timesthey do get tad boring!