I couldn't get over Rhea using the snake as a ... a ... vibrator?!?! UUGGHH
W&G is nothing short of a classic piece of American literature. My favorite book of the series. Brought tears to my eyes.
Definitely a couple of uncomfortable cringe worthy moments in W&G, Sai King sure knows how to make an impression! I did think 'oh no, a whole back story prequel book', but once again, same as when I came to reading the series, I bow my head! Loving learning the back story.... drags a lil bit in parts but I don't think this series would be the same without having spent some of the journey with these amazing characters!!!!!
The scene with Rhea that you mention didn't bother me so much; I guess I've read worse and (as a psychologist) heard worse.