We tend to joke a lot about “content,” “grit,” and “scenes” in books. But today, we’re having a serious conversation (as serious as we get anyway) about the place of questionable content in fiction, if there is actually a legitimate place at all. Listen in as we get think-piece-y while discussing:
- If we should make distinctions between violent and sexual content
- What we do when we get caught off-guard by explicit content in a book
- Why it’s not good for fiction to get preachy
- If explicit content is a crutch for trash writing
- Whether or not James Bond is a sociopath
- Aaron and Barnabas’ recommendations for a fiction series for Dave to read
A few of the books we discussed on this episode
- The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
- The Coroman Strike series by Robert Galbraith
- The Conquerer series by Conn Iggulden
- Ashtown Burials by N. D. Wilson
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Struck by Russ Ramsey
- Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
- A Gentleman’s Game: A Queen & Country Novel by Greg Rucka
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