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Book Plots: The Same Old, Same Old?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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I am bored.

Do you know why I’m bored?

Because there seems to be a dearth of interesting and original story lines, THAT’S WHY!!!!

A while ago I read a book from an EC author, now I really liked the story, the plot went something like this:

Girl meets Boy, who really isn’t a boy, but is a lot older than her
Boy is super rich, as is his family
Girl currently works for Boy’s mother, so of course Boy is suspicious of Girls Motive
Girl has ‘huge’ breasts and Boy likes this.
Girl and Boy can’t keep hands off each other, and swap saliva constantly
Boy continuously refers to Girls breasts as ‘tits’, or ‘melons’ and forever “bounces her jugs up and down”
Girl and Boy are overwhelmed by their feelings for each other and end up in Bed
Boy has a thing for shaved pussies, so they indulge in a shaving sex fest
Girl gets pregnant by Boy, and doesn’t notice even though they quite clearly did not use contraception
Girl and Boy live happily ever after, when Girl eventually notices that she is pregnant and tells him

Now, obviously there was a little more to the story, but the above were the basics, and to be honest, I quite enjoyed it, so I went and purchased about five more books that were written by this author, hey what can I say, I’m an impulsive buyer!

Now then, I read second story from this author, and the plot went something like this:

Girl meets Boy, who really isn’t a boy, but is a lot older than her
Boy is super rich, as is his family
Girl has ‘huge’ breasts and Boy likes this
Girl and Boy can’t keep hands off each other, and swap saliva constantly
Boy continuously refers to Girls breasts as ‘tits’, or ‘melons’ and forever “bounces her jugs up and down”
Girl and Boy are overwhelmed by their feelings for each other and end up in Bed
Boy has a thing for shaved pussies, so they indulge in a shaving sex fest
Girl gets pregnant by Boy, and doesn’t notice even though they quite clearly did not use contraception
Girl and Boy live happily ever after, when Girl eventually notices that she is pregnant and tells him

Hmmmm, a bit familiar you might say, but fear not, the third story went something like this:

Girl meets Boy, who really isn’t a boy, but is a lot older than her
Boy is super rich, as is his family
Girl has ‘huge’ breasts and Boy likes this
Girl and Boy can’t keep hands off each other, and swap saliva constantly
Boy continuously refers to Girls breasts as ‘tits’, or ‘melons’ and forever “bounces her jugs up and down”
Girl and Boy are overwhelmed by their feelings for each other and end up in Bed
Boy has a thing for shaved pussies, so they indulge in a shaving sex fest
Girl gets pregnant by Boy, and doesn’t notice even though they quite clearly did not use contraception
Girl and Boy live happily ever after, when Girl eventually notices that she is pregnant and tells him.

Can you see the pattern here folks? Now I liked the first story, because it was quite touching. Hey I can even live with the fact that the hero constantly refers to the heroine’s breasts as jugs, and tits, and any other slang adjective, he could find to describe her mammaries. But really, did she have to write the same story five times? This author may have changed the title several times, but sheesh, we’re not stupid, we notice these things!

Now, I realise that there are a huge amount of authors out there who have their ‘thing’ and if you read any of their books, you know that sooner or later, their ‘thing’ will show up, for instance, Lora Leigh, and Anal sex. You know that whenever you pick up a Lora Leigh book, there is ALWAYS gonna be a little back door lovin’, but I personally don’t mind this, because generally her stories are very entertaining, a little on the dark side, but very interesting and original all the same.

This is in complete contradiction to the above author, as far as I’m concerned, having the same plots running throughout all of your books is JUST PLAIN LAZINESS!!!
As a reader, I have paid for a book that was just the same as the other four books that I just read, isn’t that a tad unfair? What do you think? Has this ever happened to you? Indeed do you recognise the signature of said author?

5 Comments »


  • Paz
    April 20
    8:18 pm

    “Girl meets Boy, who really isn’t a boy, but is a lot older than her…” Five times in a row? Yikes! LOL!

    Paz

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  • Ella
    April 20
    11:16 pm

    Babe, you read some weird-assed shit love, you need to be more like me, and get a copy of Playgirl for entertainment (even Mark’s amazed by some of the sights in there)

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  • indycoolchick
    April 21
    2:55 am

    Dying laughing over here. Your take on the repetitive story plots hit the mark. I’ve ran across the same thing with a few authors.

    PS

    Love your wit!

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  • Karen Scott
    April 23
    8:34 pm

    Isn’t it terrible Paz, I realise that there’s a tendency for authors to stick to a formula that has been successful for them in the past, but I’m sure they can do that without repeating the stories verbatim!

    Eloise, you really need to get out more bird!! Playgirl? Puhleeze!!!

    Thanks Cool Chick, I knew I couldn’t have been alone in this!! LOL!!!!

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  • Kim
    April 24
    12:53 pm

    LMAO! I admit, I have read stories like these and I often wondered what the author was thinking of when she (or he) wrote them. I agree with you though, it’s very unfair that some authors choose to try to fool us in this way.

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