How Graphic is Your Novel?

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Nov 7th at 11:00 PM until 12:00 AM

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Popular literature tends to be much more graphic than it was a few decades ago. What does graphic sex or violence add to a story? Would George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones be the same without the blood wedding scene? Is there a danger of the sensational value of the graphic events replacing good plotting and storytelling? Are there matters so horrible they should not be written about, or are there no limits? Which books handle their graphic scenes well, and which ones cross the line and fail to be entertaining will be the focus of the discussion.