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Anyone here reading 50 Shades of Grey??

 A few friends of mine are reading it and I may pick it up. Anyone reading it now?

by on May. 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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by on May. 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Read the first one. Was not impressed at all.  The sex scenes were written awkwardly, the terms the author uses are childish and makes the female character seem immature and uncomfortable speaking about her own sexuality.  It just was an awful book that was written terribly.  There are far far better erotica novels out there, the Sleeping Beauty series is one of my faves,  hell even the Anita Blake series was better when it comes to sex than this was.

Like someone else stated. It's pretty much porn. It's what my mom used to always call "housewife porn" way back in the 70's.  Back then it was cheesy novels and those awful harlequin romance style books. But it is what it is, "housewife porn".  Funny thing. A friend and I were talking the other day. She loved, and I do mean loved these crappy books.  However, she has a firm "no porn" rule in her home when it comes to her husband. I just laughed at her, right at her. She's yet another one of those women who does not see that reading and getting ideas/having fantasies/getting off on crap books like this is really know different than a man watching porn and doing those same things.

by on May. 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Agreed.  I think Hunger Games was a step above Twilight (the plot was deeper, not all about the romance), and with both series you at least saw improvement from the authors from one book to the next, which makes me feel a tad bit better about bothering with the whole series.  With 50 I don't see any improvement, which annoys me because once I start a series I'm pretty much compulsed to finish it regardless of quality (sort of an OCD type of response).

I'll go back to the freebes from Amazon, then at least if they're bad I'm not paying for them!

Quoting beaugrl0824:

I'm a huge reader and in my opinion the twilight series, hunger games weren't well written either. I got through all of them within less than a week. I just picked them up for the hell of it.

I think ill stick to my historical romance novels and skip this one

Quoting IQuitCounting:

Seriously not that well written.  If you like inane high school age banter, great... but other than the adult nature of the book (BDSM) there's nothing to it.  The characters are flat, especially the heroine.  I like strong, interesting female characters and while Ana was put forth as such, the author failed miserably at fleshing her out and living up.  I spent the whole time wondering what Grey saw in her.  The only thing I found it good for was reading the steamy bits aloud with my husband (I love romance novels for that simple practice).

If you want something that has some good sex but is actually well written with good characters and a nice fleshy plot, pick up the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning.  Much more satisfying.

by on May. 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM
I just looked it up and read part of the first chapter. I think I'm gonna download it!
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