There are recurring elements in my writing (as with every writer) though the most prominent, that is, according to a somewhat small group of my critics, is the inclusion of meticulously detailed, and graphic violence. Though my readers did not succeed in convincing me that the violence is to excess, they did succeed in (rather admirably, if I may add), to coerce me into a state contemplation, in which I pondered a small number of questions, each concerning the relativity, the necessity, and the very purpose of violence in literature. I'll present these to you, for I'd like your personal viewpoints of the matter, and I'd also enjoy a good discussion. How does violence in literature compare to violence in other forms of art, namely film, and video games? Does a more graphic description of violence necessarily have a greater impact upon a reader than one that is more tame in its description? Is violence in literature any better or worse than sexual content in literature? Can one add a comedic element to graphic violence in literature as easily as is able to add one to other forms of media? And, those are my questions so far. Thank you for your opinions in advance.