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Have you, or will you read "Tampa"?

Discussion in 'Book club' started by DogsareNOTstupid, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. DogsareNOTstupid

    DogsareNOTstupid New commenter

    I'm not sure if I will or not. When I first heard of it, I dismissed it for the same reasons that I didn't read "50 Shades", however having read an interview with the author, where she explains her reasons for writing it, then I'm wondering if I should.

    She said that she wrote it as females preying on underage boys was seen in our society as being less offensive as male paedophiles preying on young girls. The authoress says that she wrote the book in graphic detail to show that it was just as offensive.

    I suppose I'm just wondering if, amongst the furore, if there is any literary merit in it at all?
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I have doggedly read the first chapter, found it so distasteful that I then abandoned it.

    Whichever gender the 14-year-olds are, it is extremely offensive. May be the Headmistress coming out in me, but I was shocked.


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  3. DogsareNOTstupid

    DogsareNOTstupid New commenter

    Thanks everyone.

    Where did that really lengthy (and also interesting and funny) post go? I read it quickly one morning before work, and then have been locked out of my internet for a few days...???

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