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Initial post: Nov 6, 2012 4:54:13 PM PST
Lori says:
I wish books could be rated. I hate it when good authors feel they have to add explicit scenes to their books. Ken Follett writes so well but I refuse to spend my hard earned money on his books any more. Fall of Giants ,case in point. It was totally unnessary. I want to read the next book but won't because he disappointed me too many times. It's not just kids who don't want the explicit scenes. I'm a 63 year old who loves to read a book a week. I spend a lot of money to read good books and I prefer hardcover. If Rutherford can write clean historical novels so could Follett.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 6:17:34 PM PST
C. Whitaker says:
I agree about Follett. I actually don't even mind explicit sex, but it has to be necessary - and it rarely is. Follet obligatorily puts cheapo-porn scenes that anybody could have written, in these otherwise good novels. What a shame.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 6:00:34 AM PST
Tom Lawrence says:
Tricia says:
I love Ken Follett and have read several of his books. My thought on the subject is that he's just being thorough and sex is as much a part of life as what the people ate,wore, and how they lived. His descriptions of the sex give texture to the scenes as much as the descriptions of the place, temperature, and other circumstances. Often the sex is violent, illicit, a power play of sorts and he shows the pain and humiliation by showing the details. When it is in love, he makes it sweet and fun, something the reader can relate to. It's an important part of the whole. I don't see pornography in his writings. I see honest, thoroughly researched, beautiful writing.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 9:58:59 AM PST
I'm about half through Winter of the World and the sex scenes are not necessary, per se, but add reality to the story, I believe. Nothing to take away from the rest of his fine talent.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 10:28:49 PM PST
I have just finished Winter of the World. Excellent. I was surprised to see the comments about sex scenes. Yes there is sex, but it must have seemed natural and appropriate in the context for it not to have been memorable to me. Thinking back through both the books of the trilogy to date, I think Follett has handled the sex well. He's not the best writer of a sex scene but one does not read Follett for that. He does a more than adequate job of handling the sex scenes, but more importantly, you feel far more deeply the role and impact of sex in particular situations, and the role of sex in the human drama. And the trilogy is all about human drama. It is incidentally very readable history

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 7:48:01 PM PST
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red says:
Have not read this book, but my favorite is 50 shades sex and drama kept me on my mind wondering what was going to happen next.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 8:13:59 PM PST
Celie says:
Well 50 shades was so boring. After the scene was carried out 1,000 times & has
Had an orgasm each time he looks at her, I couldn't take it. She doesn't even come close to the real married couple. Thought it would b some fantasy but it's awful..

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:18:05 PM PST
50 Shades was OK, but it's not a BDSM story. It's a basic blouse ripping romance with BDSM as a teaser.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 2:13:31 PM PST
red says:
I feel that this was the best saga told, and I know that there is not a Christen but I wish I had one. Regardless of what you say I was able to keep up with the literature that was written not some crazy story of someone being beaten and screwed half to death and not happy. This saga ended as happiness.
Thanks for that.
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