Hello Blog readers, long time no speak-y, I’ll get right on to hat I’ve been doing in the interim; I’ve been reading absolutely filthy literature.
I was wondering if anyone has been in this position, your reading a book, maybe something of the detective genre, all is moving along in a family friendly sort of way, and then BAM! pants off porn scene. It got me thinking about something I’ve wondered before, books can be just as gritty, sexy, violent, profanity ridden and scary as any other media form, but they are not rated to warn the reader of what is inside. Is this right?
My younger sibling are very strong readers and I know it wont be long before they are looking to material aimed at an older audience to suit their level, they already are a bit, I can’t help but feel it would be helpful to have a handy rating system so I know they aren’t getting into anything they’re to young for.
That said I find I’m quite surprised at myself, book ratings is something I’ve wondered about, but I’m not about to launch a campaign, If I’m honest I don’t feel that passionate about it, and yet when I go to the cinema and see a nine-year-olds exposed to scenes of torture and violent murder in 12A rated films I come out fuming.
Are books not as bad, or am I complacent?
I wonder would you like to see a book rating system implemented? Or is this something that doesn’t bother you?