Book Review: Porn

21 Jun

I bought myself a kindle the other week. Mostly so that when I travel I can take a decent amount of books with me. I wasn’t planning on doing much day to day reading on it as there is a good library near me that gives me good books for free. Which is better than paying dollar for some classic or $10 for a more modern one.

But then I remember the euphemistically called erotica section. The local library doesn’t have a good erotica selection, surprisingly enough, but there are plenty of people publishing erotica on the kindle store. So my kindle really should be called “Rachel Porn device”.

So the first book I read on it was “Mr. Benson“. Written in the 80s (I think) this is a fairly heavy unrealistic slave/master gay sex. It has good sex scenes and I find the relationship between the two main characters quite sweet. Based on the recomendations for Mr. Benson, I read Power Exchange and Safe Word. Both these were definitely had more on the plot and less on the porn (Mr. Benson has a really bizarre plot that suddenly comes in 2/3rds of the way in that the author seemed to suddenly decide he must have). Power exchange has a better plot than Safe Word, but still enjoyable enough. The characters actually have dimensions and the draw, at least for me, is seeing how the characters cope with the events that occur in the book.

Which brings me to  the book I read night. It was a recommendation  based on Power Exchange/Safe Word. It had 4 stars. Even better it had a 100% discount (was $5). Wow that was bad. While I don’t mind my porn being unrealistic, this was just not believable. And had way too many uses of the word “hot” and bizarre run verbal diarrhea sentences full of cliches. Things like “Fortunately, or unfortunately, his tailbone took the brunt of the fall” and “..and wanted to do something useful with his passion”.  Essentially what my writing is like, but I’m not crazy enough to publish it. It really was like a more pornful version of Vampire Academy (which had the excuse it was written from a 14 year old girl’s point of view. As she got older the writing got better). I have no idea why it got 4 stars, I gave it 2, not sure why I didn’t give it 1.

The best thing I can say about it was that it was free. I now need to find some proper erotica so that I’m not rolling my eyes constantly throughout a book.

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