Tales of MU by
Rated 7 out of 10 Statistics
Frequent Sexual Content
Frequent Coarse Language
Overall Rating: 71
Average Rating: 8.5 (Guests), 6.88 (Members)
Rating Count: 14 (2 Guests, 12 members)
1 indicates a weighted rating.
"Sex Shock!" permalink
Tales of MU is a great read, making it difficult to look away from the screen. That said, the level of mature content included can be quite shocking at times, and it is probably not suitable for those with sensitivity to homosexual and slave/master themes. I found myself wondering why I was reading pornography, but realised that it is because AE’s writing style is so good, with complex character development and worthwhile story-lines.
Overall however, I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about college life, but doesn’t mind a little-to a lot of sex scenes included.
"Worth Checking Out But Not Grabbing Me Enough to Keep Reading" permalink
Tales of MU definitely started out as entertaining, and I appreciate how Alexandra Erin brings non-mainstream sexualities and genders to the forefront through her main characters rather than through supporting characters or cameos. I think this kind of openness is instrumental in getting non-mainstream sexualities and genders on the radar, because honestly, for most people they aren’t. Some readers might be put off by it, but others may feel their perspective shift as they read about colorful and interesting people trying to figure out their own lives. This story was a catalyst for my own understanding of these issues.
A five-day-a-week update schedule has a certain allure, but even as a slut for detail, I found the sheer amount of information presented about every day (or even every hour) of Mac’s life overwhelming. I also feel like the quality of the writing has suffered for it, though Erin has both talent and an eye for dialogue. I enjoyed the twists on classic fantasy concepts, though at other times I was turned off by the extreme parallels to the modern, industrialized world. That’s a matter of preference, though, not quality.
I eventually stopped reading just because of the inordinate detail and my flagging motivation to wade through it all to "find out what happens."
I think Tales of MU is worth a look, and is noteworthy for its role in the webfiction movement.