Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Forbidden Gets Another Blogger Thinking

See here for my previous mention of Tabitha Suzuma’s Forbidden, which is tragic fiction about consanguinamorous siblings. This review comes from Belle's Bookshelf.

Alternating between the viewpoints of the siblings in question, Lochan and Maya, you really get to know them, understand their choices - even if you can't exactly relate to them - and, most importantly, care about them.


One thing I was impressed with in Forbidden was the exploration of the emotional side of Lochan and Maya's relationship. I've seen docos on GSA (Genetic Sexual Attraction) before and always been like WTF?! Even when the people on them were describing their feelings and how they couldn't help themselves, I remember thinking, "REALLY?! How about you just don't have sex with your brother. Is it really that hard?!" So I liked that Forbidden really made me think twice about the whole situation and see their side of the story. Though I still think it's all pretty icky, y'know, generally speaking.

That’s okay. Someone can personally find something icky but still support freedom and equality, and the notion that people should be free to love each other. To read one real-life account of a happy sibling couple, read this.
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