Explicit Scenes

Use this forum to discuss the November 2017 Book of the Month, 30th Century: Escape by Mark Kingston Levin, PhD.
Post Reply
User avatar
Christina Rose
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1249
Joined: 27 Jun 2017, 08:41
2018 Reading Goal: 56
2017 Reading Goal: 49
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 32
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 63
Currently Reading: The Rule Of One
Bookshelf Size: 139
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-christina-rose.html
Latest Review: I want to be a boy by Hope Sarna
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Re: Explicit Scenes

Post by Christina Rose » 27 Nov 2017, 19:42

BoyLazy wrote:
Kelebogile Mbangi wrote:
ashley_claire wrote:I think the point of them was to show that 2015 wasn't as uptight regarding sexual preferences as Jennifer originally thought it would be. But the number of encounters she was having got to the point where it was almost comical. Suddenly everyone she had met wanted to have sex with her. It was unrealistic and the scenes weren't even written very well. This isn't an exact quote because I didn't write it down, but one of the characters says to Jennifer something like "okay, I think we should have sex now" kind of just out of nowhere. The scenes just didn't flow naturally and I feel like some of them were added for shock value more than anything else.
I think it detracts from a book when the explicit scenes are too many and unnatural.
Unnatural is the right word. In real life hope it is not natural to see such activities.
At least not at the rate they occur in the book

User avatar
BoyLazy
Posts: 808
Joined: 26 Apr 2017, 23:01
2018 Reading Goal: 2
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 150
Currently Reading: Temptation Trials Part II
Bookshelf Size: 122
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-boylazy.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 2 by H.M. Irwing

Post by BoyLazy » 28 Nov 2017, 06:08

Yes really. There was too much for anyone.Very unreal.
Boy Lazy
Reviewer | Blogger | Influencer
 

User avatar
Steph K
Posts: 180
Joined: 23 Apr 2017, 16:01
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 20
Currently Reading: River of Teeth
Bookshelf Size: 136
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-steph-k.html
Latest Review: Ever After by H M Irwing

Post by Steph K » 28 Nov 2017, 17:37

Past a certain point, the amount of explicit scenes got ridiculous and actually hindered the plot, in my opinion.

User avatar
BoyLazy
Posts: 808
Joined: 26 Apr 2017, 23:01
2018 Reading Goal: 2
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 150
Currently Reading: Temptation Trials Part II
Bookshelf Size: 122
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-boylazy.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 2 by H.M. Irwing

Post by BoyLazy » 28 Nov 2017, 23:25

Steph K wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 17:37
Past a certain point, the amount of explicit scenes got ridiculous and actually hindered the plot, in my opinion.
This is felt by most of us as well. It's some good feedback for the book to improve.
Boy Lazy
Reviewer | Blogger | Influencer
 

User avatar
dhwanis
Posts: 223
Joined: 08 Jul 2014, 23:53
2017 Reading Goal: 60
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 48
Bookshelf Size: 45
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dhwanis.html
Latest Review: "Border Post 99" by Kedar Patankar
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by dhwanis » 29 Nov 2017, 00:41

Unless the explicit scenes are in place to either build tension or further the storyline, I feel they are boring and totally unnecessary.
Latest Review: "Border Post 99" by Kedar Patankar

User avatar
BoyLazy
Posts: 808
Joined: 26 Apr 2017, 23:01
2018 Reading Goal: 2
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 150
Currently Reading: Temptation Trials Part II
Bookshelf Size: 122
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-boylazy.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 2 by H.M. Irwing

Post by BoyLazy » 29 Nov 2017, 02:08

dhwanis wrote:
29 Nov 2017, 00:41
Unless the explicit scenes are in place to either build tension or further the storyline, I feel they are boring and totally unnecessary.
Rightly said, it should always have other things happening or it should take the story forward.
Boy Lazy
Reviewer | Blogger | Influencer
 

User avatar
Christina Rose
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1249
Joined: 27 Jun 2017, 08:41
2018 Reading Goal: 56
2017 Reading Goal: 49
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 32
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 63
Currently Reading: The Rule Of One
Bookshelf Size: 139
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-christina-rose.html
Latest Review: I want to be a boy by Hope Sarna
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Post by Christina Rose » 29 Nov 2017, 10:46

Whitney Marchelle wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 14:53
Alot of explicit scenes don't bother me, if that's what i'm expecting going into the book. I get my wine and my snuggle and get ready to be entertained! If I'm expecting there to really be plot, and depth and dynamic, than the amount of scenes would have been too much. I was expecting explicit scenes since it gave that disclaimer on the description on amazon, so I kind of knew what i was getting into.
I was expecting there to be explicit scenes also, because I did read the disclaimer, just not so many. The scenes also didn’t add anything to the plot, or drive the story forward.

User avatar
BoyLazy
Posts: 808
Joined: 26 Apr 2017, 23:01
2018 Reading Goal: 2
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 150
Currently Reading: Temptation Trials Part II
Bookshelf Size: 122
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-boylazy.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 2 by H.M. Irwing

Post by BoyLazy » 30 Nov 2017, 03:00

Mr Jackson Height wrote:
18 Nov 2017, 03:00
The only reason book is not going to hit is these explicit scenes. I hope so....
It is a major drawback for this one..
Boy Lazy
Reviewer | Blogger | Influencer
 

Medha Jha
Posts: 30
Joined: 05 Nov 2017, 12:44
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Medha Jha » 30 Nov 2017, 03:20

i feel it was not so interesting. It was boring

User avatar
BoyLazy
Posts: 808
Joined: 26 Apr 2017, 23:01
2018 Reading Goal: 2
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 150
Currently Reading: Temptation Trials Part II
Bookshelf Size: 122
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-boylazy.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 2 by H.M. Irwing

Post by BoyLazy » 30 Nov 2017, 03:21

Medha Jha wrote:
30 Nov 2017, 03:20
i feel it was not so interesting. It was boring
Without any motive to take the story ahead, it means nothing.
Boy Lazy
Reviewer | Blogger | Influencer
 

User avatar
Christina Rose
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1249
Joined: 27 Jun 2017, 08:41
2018 Reading Goal: 56
2017 Reading Goal: 49
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 32
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 63
Currently Reading: The Rule Of One
Bookshelf Size: 139
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-christina-rose.html
Latest Review: I want to be a boy by Hope Sarna
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Post by Christina Rose » 30 Nov 2017, 12:30

Medha Jha wrote:
30 Nov 2017, 03:20
i feel it was not so interesting. It was boring
The initial premise wasn’t boring, but the plot didn’t go very far. It was kind of taken over with the out-of-place sex scenes.

User avatar
BoyLazy
Posts: 808
Joined: 26 Apr 2017, 23:01
2018 Reading Goal: 2
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 150
Currently Reading: Temptation Trials Part II
Bookshelf Size: 122
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-boylazy.html
Latest Review: Heartaches 2 by H.M. Irwing

Post by BoyLazy » 30 Nov 2017, 21:07

Christina Rose wrote:
30 Nov 2017, 12:30
Medha Jha wrote:
30 Nov 2017, 03:20
i feel it was not so interesting. It was boring
The initial premise wasn’t boring, but the plot didn’t go very far. It was kind of taken over with the out-of-place sex scenes.
Rightly said. The second half is the weakness
Boy Lazy
Reviewer | Blogger | Influencer
 

Matt D Prinne
Posts: 29
Joined: 28 Nov 2017, 07:58
2017 Reading Goal: 30
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 83
Bookshelf Size: 30

Post by Matt D Prinne » 01 Dec 2017, 04:34

I think they added a bit to the plot but the author overdid them.

Uinto
Posts: 40
Joined: 30 Nov 2017, 01:25
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 271

Post by Uinto » 01 Dec 2017, 07:04

I think since this book deals with the whole aspect of humans (naturals) as opposed to the robotic species, then we should celebrate our humaness. One good way is by the author incorporating these scenes.

Manali_DC
Posts: 132
Joined: 05 Jun 2017, 00:51
Currently Reading: A Little Life
Bookshelf Size: 53
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-manali-dc.html
Latest Review: Concealment by Rose Edmunds

Post by Manali_DC » 03 Dec 2017, 11:03

Not all the relationships or explicit scenes in the book were necessary or relevant. But even the one relationship that was important- the one with Marty was not handled well. The scenes were not written well-- there was a lack of emotion somehow. I think the scenes were an unnecessary distraction from the main plot.

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "30th Century: Escape" by Mark Kingston Levin, PhD”