Tuesday, March 6

HELP!

Do you read Sci-fi?

Help! Was there sex in Hitchhikers Guide? I want something new for my eleven year old, and I don't remember any, but it has been oh holy mother of dog twenty years since I read them. If he picks up Captain Underpants one more time, I may burn them all. He has also taken to reading My Side of the Mountain over and over again--this, I totally get. He can read Harry Potter with no real problems, and I think he would love Adams.
But is there sex? My dad handed me 1984 when I was in the fourth grade, and man, just because I COULD read it doesn't mean I was ready for it. I'd like to avoid doing that to Big O.

8 comments:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh crap...I can't remember either.

Jenny said...

I just finished reading this a couple of months ago and I don't remember anything about sex in it. It was a clean read I do believe! Not to mention a great one!

Mert said...

It's been so long since I read Hitchhiker's... I can't remember! I don't think there is... but can't say for sure.

I bought the compilation a year ago and still haven't started it.

bananas62 said...

AT least his reading... Mine wont.. says she has a reading disability.... drama queen!!!

Sarah said...

Except for the joke about Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple breasted whore of Eroticon 6? No. (But it's just a throwaway line really.) I think I was 13 when I read Hitchhiker's.

Stewart Sternberg said...

I have a question. I'm asking this with genuine curiosity. As a parent, exposing an eleven year old is a concern to you. What about violence? Does your child play videogames? Watch violence on TV? What is his exposure to that?

You sound like a great parent, but I think it has to be a great challenge controlling exposure to a media where inappropriate images pound children each day regardless of a parent's best effort at control.

Factor 10 said...

Thank you all for the help!

Stewart-
This answer is turning into a post of it's own!

amisare waswerebeen said...

stewart,
It may be hard to control, but that doesn't mean you stop trying.