I've been sifting through review sites looking for topics I've not covered and I think I may actually have stumbled upon one.
It was a short review. But that's not it.
The review didn't tell me much about the story at all. And nope, that's not it either.
I give high marks for sheer enthusiasm from the reviewer and her excitement certainly came through.
But her excitement inspired her to use certain words that got me wondering - what is the Golden Rule for "those" kind of words?
Should they be allowed in reviews?
Are there exceptions?
Do they lessen a review's integrity??
Of course, it would help if you could see what am I referring to. Take a look at this link Blue Light Special
My personal feeling is that they should not be used. I think the reviewer would have been better off using less profanity and more words to actually describe a bit more about the characters, emotions or plot and focus not so much on the !!!!! SEX!!!!!. I'm glad the sheet action was good. Really, I am. But as a reader, that's not enough for me.
What is your opinion or thoughts?