I just downloaded the sample of a horror novel, 'The Flip' by Michael Phillip Cash and find, in the midst of our heroine's ruminations about meeting her husband for the first time, clickable product placement for match.com. I clicked on it - on my first gen kindle keypad and there it is - the match.com page.
I am reading a book; I want to be immersed and here is a bloody underlined link! It disturbs the flow of thought and emphasizes a product.
Amazon used to be a bookstore- I thought they understood reading....this just leaves me speechless.
Here: I live on a tiny Caribbean island. I went online in 1994 and very shortly thereafter found Amazon. It has been an absolute lifesaver raising kids on an island with no bookstore. I would smash my kindle right now if the action would not isolate me from books. If we let this happen, our children's and their children's books will be written for product placement- the literary arts will be gutted.
This moment is far more horrifying than any horror novel I've ever read.
Do others find this as appalling as I do? Is there anything that can be done about this- or is it just the future?
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