I want more!

When I started reading The House of the Seven Gables I was shocked that I actually liked the book.  The story gripped me and the writing was beautiful.  And I expected the same outcome for The Scarlet Letter.  However, I’m finding that I am having a hard time getting into the book.  It has great potential: sex, adultery, vengeance, and betrayal.  But I’m sad to admit that I am not satisfied with just reading the undertones.  I am a person of the 21st century and I want more action.  Give me sex, fights, name calling, threats…all the stuff you expect to see in a rated R film.   Hawthorne’s treatment of the subjects was probably revolutionary in his times.  Today, these subjects aren’t as taboo and his treatment of the subject is way too tame for my liking.  It is more like reading a sermon than a novel.

I’m only halfway through the novel and I’m hoping that it picks up a bit.


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
This entry was posted in Books and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Thanks for commenting, I would love to hear from you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s