Originally Posted by cathie
This seems to me like a rather strange poll. To which I have more than one answer!
It's not a true case of whether one likes love/sex scenes in a book or not, more a case of what type of genre do you read? Fiction or non fiction?
From there it's a case of authors, who are great storytellers, who create characters that touch a chord within us, the readers. In essence, who are our favourite authors.
Just remember lots of people read romance and erotica within the storyline elements of science fiction or paranormal or suspense or historical fiction too.
Books are to tell a STORY (fact or fiction), I have no problem with sex/love scenes as long as they make sense to the character buildup and the plot of the story I am reading. That being said, if I am reading romance story I want sex/love scenes.
Well said, cathie.
Bernard Cornwell seems to have a glaring lack of them for this reason. i.e., You get to know the characters so well, it feels strange to do a cut away when they might be getting warm. lol
It's always so glaring, it makes me pause to wonder why. Is he afraid of offending readers who don't want to read anything that smacks of romance? Porn?
Or is he afraid he wouldn't do even a little of it well? I mean, I don't expect him to be graphic, but a little reference to their thoughts about it a time or two would be nice.