Zhizara you reminded me of my criticisms of Land of the Painted Caves
. I too don't appreciate "soft porn" details in any novel, not because I'm any sort of prude but because I just don't want to read that stuff, it doesn't entertain me. I prefer the "implied sex" sort where a few words set up what's going to happen and then they cut to a new scene "much later." I appreciate being spared the details and I skip over that stuff too.
I had to skip over the endless descriptions of cave paintings too, which I'm sure were the product of the author's actually visiting those caves. I've seen that stuff in documentary films. I'm not ever going to visit those caves in person. The details went on too long for me.
Also had to skim the song verses. There is some sort of plot relevance to one specific song but skimming suited me just fine.
And I'm glad to not be totally negative, the novel picked up in the last 150-200 pages and made up for some of the dragging earlier. I suspect you'll agree with me, the author is done with the series, I'm done with the series, I'm glad I read it because I just couldn't resist reading the conclusion. I think we're all done!