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[Dec. 11th, 2012|09:40 pm]
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I was talking to another reader and I was saying that I would let me know if the ending is going to be sad, if there is excessive violence and rape, if every sentence is one long line of pain, and if main or beloved characters die. I'm no fan of the everyone-can-die scenario.
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[User Picture]From: starcat_jewel
2012-12-12 04:32 am (UTC)

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I have been considering starting a campaign to tag books in LibraryThing with "rape" if they contain character rape as a story point or background element. I think it would be a useful resource for people who don't want to read about rape. What do you think?
[User Picture]From: moiraj
2012-12-12 02:24 pm (UTC)

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I think it's an excellent idea, but I wonder if it will be shot down because people will either claim it will lead to censorship or they'll want to tag everything that might disturb anyone.
[User Picture]From: lyndagb
2012-12-12 03:00 pm (UTC)

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I do know a fantastic book which would lose a lot of its impact if you knew from the start what was going on (first person narration of events by a teenager experiencing dissociation from sexual abuse). But I can also see how some people would find it very triggering - although those people may recognise the situation faster and stop reading before the denoument. Maybe a blanket warning like before TV programs? 'This book contains scenes of a disturbing/sexual nature'?
[User Picture]From: moiraj
2012-12-12 06:46 pm (UTC)

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That would be good. Also, if there were other warnings, readers might know that not all 18+ rated books - like mine, damn it - don't contain the particular kind of material they find objectionable.
[User Picture]From: cocoa_girl
2012-12-13 04:03 am (UTC)

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Haha- that rating still baffles me!