God forbid they should "waste time", she might miss her 5 hours at the gym. And every knows that's more important than a pesky little thing like a job. I'll bet she found meetings in "cooperate" America soul draining because she was getting called on the carpet for her behavior routinely.
Part of me is hoping they learned from the last Merry Book that just printing whatever is going to back lash. I can ALMOST forgive the massive grammar/spelling fail if there was a decent plot there...but DM was a Divine Mess, it's plot bore no resemblance to the official blurbs at all was massively late even after the extension.
I can only HOPE that they have some leverage on her to force her to edit or accept the changed they want to make, holding back payment or refusal to publish are the only things I can think of that will make her do so.
Personally I don't think the sex is the worst reason to suggest anyone read the series, I think kids are more on the ball and aware than we like to admit, I know I was. The main reason to never suggest anyone start reading Hamilton is she does it so poorly. It terrifies and depresses me that anyone finds the majority of Hamilton's writing, regardless of series, erotic. She's one of the least gifted writers of sex to ever be published. I figure anyone who finds anything in Hamilton's writing with the possible exception of TKD and BM (and even those are questionable, but at least about the feelings of the people involved and not the ikea approach to sex she's using now) the slightest bit erotic needs to kick their SO out of the house and go find someone who knows what they are doing, or admit they are completely talentless in bed and it is their fault they think Hamilton can write a good sex scene. Because they sure as heck have never had good sex if they mistake Hamilton's garbage for it.
I agree I would find it horrible if I found my sister (who is 16) reading LKH not because of the sex (I know shes doing it already) but because I wouldn't want her to think that kind of sex was ok. Can you imagine an impressionable teen trying group sex or thinking that kind of stuff was actually the way it was suppose to be......Don't get me wrong I am very open and think its none of my business what people do in their bedroom but reading about gang bangs and LKH's version of a bsdm could be dangerous if you didn't understand that she writes sex all wrong and that most woman would never "get off" from those type of things.
I agree that the sex isn't the worst part... the ideas behind it are. The only 'bad' thing I can say at this point (really... it's just words you can ignore, if you think about it. And, before someone gets all up-in-arms about my opinion... I was raised Catholic, school and all, until I was 19.) is that sex can be subjective. In the meantime, I read Good Omens and The God Delusion and various others. What I found interesting was the mentality behind the difference of opinion. Everyone is right. Everyone is wrong. Does the majority make your opinion valid? Okay... anyways: what is... creepy? to me? The idea that there are gender roles assigned to cruelty. Anita is the Queen because... why? She's done all of the awful things the male alphas (why are there no feminine pronouns for the wolves in this series?) have done and yet thrives as a successor in every possible aspect. Hypocrisy, thy name is Laurell. Edit: I just got out of the hospital and am very much into life right now. Any and all grammatical errors are the fault of ESL and medication.
Don't forget the misogyny; the belief that unabused men with any self-reliance, brains, strength or self-respect are all slavering woman-hating racist pigs; the rapes perpetuated by the protagonist; the untrue belief that you can be having sex with a few dozen men and deeply "love" every one of them; and so on.
It doesn't matter if the 13 year is mature enough or not to handle a book with a lot of sex, it is up to her parents NOT her grandparents whether or not to allow her to read it. If I were her mother I would have the grandmother's ears bleeding by the time I was done with her. Its one thing if a friend gives it to her, a whole 'nother thing if its a grandparent. The fact that it is so badly done in this series makes the grandmother's actions that much worse.
I find it rather amusing that in her latest Facebook blog she moans about not being able to find black or red dishes. She asked her followers oh where or where can something so rare be found? The reply is Target or Wallmart. LOL
<<I would love to see more about Anita's past. A trip to her home town or something. There's so much feel that we don't know about the character. So much I assume the other characters don't know about her. I've often wondered: how much do they truly love her? I get the impression that they all love her for what she can give them, not for what she really MEANS to them, not for who she is in the deepest part of her core. There's always something to gain from her, whether it be power, protection or home. She's always backed into a corner: compromise her morals or let people die. Only the others don't seem to care that she has to do that. In fact, they chastise her for having an issue with it. I want her to have a moment where she says, "that's it" and walks away. Not from them and her responsibilities (because we know what that can cause), but from the relationship parts of it. I want her to find someone who appreciates her for who she really is, not for what they want her to be or want her to provide. Someone who will take her on what a date is for her, not what they think a date should be (like Nathaniel taking her to a movie to see if a real date will work in The Harlequin). Sorry, went on a rant. It just seems like the guys don't really appreciate her, don't really see her. They take her for granted. It would be nice to see her with someone who sees her for all that she is.>>