Did you feel like it is a story of a sex-hungry woman

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Re: Did you feel like it is a story of a sex-hungry woman

Post by Ljmengies » 29 Jan 2018, 14:27

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07 Nov 2017, 06:45
I wonder what the reason behind these many scenes..was that really required?
In my mind, a story that suddenly is awash with too many sex scenes means that the author did not know what the plot should do. So they just drop in a lot of things they think the reader will be interested in.

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Post by eBookreviewer » 02 Feb 2018, 06:02

I agree, "sex scenes were too many to count.

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Post by Mitchell Starc » 04 Feb 2018, 23:26

At different locations in the book, it looks like the book is specified for sex or something related to it...

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Post by ayoomisope » 05 Feb 2018, 18:40

The main story was definitely side-lined by the sex scenes. I believe the author made this unfortunate mistake in a bid to balance the scientific themes with something more relatable and exciting but he went overboard.
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Post by ayoomisope » 05 Feb 2018, 18:42

Mitchell Starc wrote:
04 Feb 2018, 23:26
At different locations in the book, it looks like the book is specified for sex or something related to it...
Exactly. And I believe this only causes unnecessary distractions from what is supposed to be the main story.
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Post by ayoomisope » 05 Feb 2018, 18:45

Ljmengies wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 14:27
BoyLazy wrote:
07 Nov 2017, 06:45
I wonder what the reason behind these many scenes..was that really required?
In my mind, a story that suddenly is awash with too many sex scenes means that the author did not know what the plot should do. So they just drop in a lot of things they think the reader will be interested in.
Although, I wonder if there is a deep meaning/reason for the numerous sex scenes (that embellishes the main story itself) that the author intended to relate to readers but has gotten lost. :eusa-think:
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Post by Hephzi Lolami » 06 Feb 2018, 12:23

I would say yes, tue sex scenes were too much to count. When sex scenes are much in a book, the reader would have a hard time concentrating on the plot and what the author wants to reveal. The sex scenes were a great distraction, I should say.

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Post by nfdaniel85 » 11 Feb 2018, 15:24

I'm Sad to see that the sex scenes distracted from the story.

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Post by dphelps1113 » 22 Feb 2018, 06:40

Possibly, but I don't see anything wrong with that. It's a part of life and is something that needs to be addressed/expressed more.

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Post by Sorchadorcha » 22 Feb 2018, 12:20

I think it got to the stage where the author abandoned the main plot and just filled the story out with explicit scenes for shock value. I mean it worked, hearing about the countless amount of explicit scenes is what made me read the book.
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Post by P0tt3ry » 22 Feb 2018, 21:40

I didn't think the sex scenes added to the story. After the first couple, I just skimmed through them.

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Post by DustinPBrown » 23 Feb 2018, 04:37

P0tt3ry wrote:
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I didn't think the sex scenes added to the story. After the first couple, I just skimmed through them.
I did the same thing. I read through I think the first 3 or so, then after that I just skimmed the others. They were all basically the same to me and didn't seem to add much to the story or the characters.

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Post by jemgirl202 » 23 Feb 2018, 11:51

I have not had the opportunity to read this yet. I know sex scenes, especially graphic ones are not for everyone, which is totally fine. I am personally not bothered by them. I have read several books where there are random sex scenes and I think it is best to keep an open mind. Sex is a very normal thing in life but yet still remains taboo.

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Post by Lennycat » 26 Feb 2018, 15:49

I agree that the sex scenes felt gratuitous. For me, it took away from the main story and didn't add to the development of her character.

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Post by KRay93 » 07 Apr 2018, 13:48

One can understand that Jennifer had spent a lot of time without having any kind of sexual activity, something that obviously affects her a lot. I can also understand her emotional block in terms of relationships after the death of her partner. But I think the author should have focused only on some scenes in particular, suggesting in brief paragraphs that there were other sexual encounters afterwards...

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