Discussion in 'Book Talk' started by Kegman, Jun 1, 2012.
I'm toying with game of thrones as i'm enjoyong the tv series.
Adrian mcKintys 'Cold, cold Ground' & Walter Mosleys 'all I did was kill my man' are the two best crime novels I've read the last few months. There's also a book floating about called 'art class' by Andrew Richardson.
I've heard it's shit
Yeah, and there's more crap from where that came from.
Alternatively, anything by Richard Laymon does it for me
I don't do filth. It's erotica
I'll put some views in the other thread
Its no different to most other things that are popular.
As far as erotica is concerned,if youre a man,just read The Marquis de Sades books and have done with it!!
After that everything is tame.
But,BY FAR,the worst books published imho,are crime books.
Dont get me wrong,there are many good ones-I love Scandinavian crime books,but there are some that actually get to no 1 and you read them out of curiosity and you think,WOW-any cunt could have written this crap!
The plots are so stupid,the characters one-dimensional,the fight scenes numerous and tedious and there is a breathtaking lack of suspense-I mean,FFS,surely either there must be suspense OR a great plot OR an interesting detective!!??
And I guess thats the essence of whether a book is good or not.
If you believe that it could have been written by many other people...then its crap....but if you feel it could only have been written by that author,or maybe a few others,its probably good
As far as womens erotica is concerned,I must admit ODM made me smile when he said that the sex was tame and it was mostly talking!!
YEP,thats what womens erotica is,isnt it?
Not to mention married life.
Excellent point mate. I understand that, for women, 80% of sex is what goes on in the head (insert your own blow job joke here) and I was prepared for an element of preamble and sexual tension but I've heard women talking about how it's "opened their eyes" and shit like that. Now I understand that women don't generally surf the net for porn in the same way as men do so I'm quite sure that some of the shit that we get to see would certainly open their eyes, but probably the most shocking thing in the book is the part of the contract that says, "would you accept anal or vaginal fisting?" She says, "No you can fuck that right off" and that's it. A few slaps on the arse later and the book's finished.
I just thought women were more enlightened about sex these days. It would seem that most of them aren't.
Therefore,starting with that premise,Id suggest that the women who are saying this book has opened their eyes are from that group of women who are in relationships with men who arent that interested in sex-they do exist!-or,at least,no longer fancy their wives enough to want to try out anything theyve seen on the internet.
Like I said, it's the emperor's new clothes syndrome. Nobody wants to be the one to offer a differing opinion and, obviously, my opinion is not valid because I'm a bloke. I was pleased to see that there are enough people (women) out there who agree with me though having done a search on youtube.
SO,there are,in fact,lots of women who say its bollocks!?
Great,now I dont have to read it after all.
Er,any chance of a job?
When hearing them surmise that there should also be a section for 'internet lit' I can only assume they were asking for '50 shades'
Talking to my best mates wife about it last night, she was rushing home to carry on reading it & she doesnt read much at all, says its brilliant. Mind you I'd just been trying to save tgheir marriage so the 2 might be linked
Anyway, Youngs looking better
When was the last time you queued to see a blockbuster that was actually any good? It's one of those things (like lady Di's head going through a steering wheel) where you may have to wait a year or two for the realistic view to kick in but it will in the end.
Overhype. What are you going to do if you're a repressed woman and all of your friends are saying how good it is? Are you going to stand up and say, "actually, it's not very good" or are you just going to go with the flow?
Sure,It waqs astonishingly badly written-but,fuck me.I wish Id thought of it.
Fuck me-do people still queue to see a bleedin fiilm!!!???WOW
Yes they actually do. You need to drag your head out of your gay porn collection and get out into the real world every now and again.