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 jennyd2003 » 05 Jan 2018, 01:03

There are too many scenes which take away from where the story was originally going. I really liked the beginning where it was focusing on her survival and meeting others. I started to find myself skipping ahead when the sex started because it was so often once it started.

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Post by britt13 » 05 Jan 2018, 20:34

Gingerbo0ks wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 05:35
Were they written like a what a woman actually wants? Or what a male author thinks women want?
I feel that this so frequently happens in books and it is infuriating!

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Post by NL Hartje » 06 Jan 2018, 01:26

I'm wondering though, what the author's goal was with all of the sex scenes? I mean, is Levin really just the guy who thinks sex sells or was the emphasis on the sex more a part of his character development? Maybe he wanted it to seem like the sex was important?

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 06 Jan 2018, 04:20

nlhartje wrote:
06 Jan 2018, 01:26
I'm wondering though, what the author's goal was with all of the sex scenes? I mean, is Levin really just the guy who thinks sex sells or was the emphasis on the sex more a part of his character development? Maybe he wanted it to seem like the sex was important?
My theory about this book is that he had a collection of drafts on different subjects. One was travel writing, one was erotica and one was science fiction material about time travel. Then he put them all together into one book.

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Post by kjoan » 06 Jan 2018, 10:34

Gingerbo0ks wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 05:35
Were they written like a what a woman actually wants? Or what a male author thinks women want?
This comment has made me reconsider all books that have heavy sex scenes. I will definitely keep this in mind when I read other books

I'm undecided when it comes to the sex scenes. Half of me thinks that if this was a purely contemporary romance novel the scenes would have been suitable. The other half thinks the sex scenes should be completely kicked out, save for maybe one or two, and the plot left to focus on the heavy issues

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Post by kwahu » 08 Jan 2018, 02:46

It didn't feel good going into the reading with a scientific expectations only to bump into multiple unnecessary sex scenes. I feel like a sex hungry girl hijacked the plot.

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Post by Roggyrus » 09 Jan 2018, 07:07

I feel that this book is more about a woman who seems to be taking the world on her own terms, the sexuality, the struggle, and everything else. She devised her own style of leadership or initiative, not feeling any qualms to deceive or lie just to achieve her purpose.

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Post by Roggyrus » 09 Jan 2018, 07:09

I feel that this book is more about a woman who seems to be taking the world on her own terms, the sexuality, the struggle, and everything else. She devised her own style of leadership or initiative, not feeling any qualms to deceive or lie just to achieve her purpose.

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Post by Annamikov » 13 Jan 2018, 09:25

Can't agree more. Sometimes I had to skip over the pages, because there are too many explicit scenes and I definitely wasn't that interested, haha.

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Post by briellejee » 16 Jan 2018, 08:55

The sex scenes were too much and I actually tried skipping most of them.

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 18 Jan 2018, 12:28

I find it too often in the books where the writer trades romance for sex! And this is exactly what happens, the characters seem less involved emotionally, the chemistry seems buried in the ground. And when it comes to their libido, they just seem to have too much of it.

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Post by juliusotinyo » 19 Jan 2018, 00:05

I believe the overarching theme here was supposed to be science fiction. For relief, the author may have sort these scenes to liven things up. They were quite excessive though.

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Post by RASchneider » 21 Jan 2018, 11:50

I wonder if similar books, with a lusty male protagonist, receive similar questions about the quantity of sex? That is: is the concern here only about the ratio of sex to plot, or is it about female sexual agency?

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Post by BookHausJ » 25 Jan 2018, 22:10

It just like a female version of a James Bond. Though its a sci-fiction. The character called for a mission. To save the world. But just the same, no movies of James Bond that doesn't have sex scene. Though wholesome. It just like, no movie can stand without it. I don't know.

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Post by Maggie G » 26 Jan 2018, 20:52

I haven’t finished the book yet, but so far, I think all the sex scenes distract from the rest of the book.

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