Should Books Be Rated?

With the rise of books such as Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You should we be thinking about putting age restrictions on books? Lady Chatterley’s Lover was banned for quite some time, and on its release a number of people were outraged, but now this seems normal and nobody has a problem with this.

These books can even be bought in the supermarket using a self scan checkout and nobody would know the age of the buyer.

Another example is one of my own personal favourites; The Millenium Trilogy. There are a number of really graphic sexual scenes in  these books and some beyond violent.

What do you think should books be rated?

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4 thoughts on “Should Books Be Rated?

  1. That’s a really good point, I’d not thought about it until a couple of weeks ago when I saw something on the internet about 50 shades of grey where someone said they were worried about what impressions it might have on young girls and the fact it didn’t promote a healthy relationship. (Don’t know if it’s true, not read the book)

    I can’t see why we can’t put age limits on books, no reason not to for books that kids shouldn’t read.

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