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Christinechrstms1 06-02-2012 11:07 AM

50 Shades of Grey
I recently ordered 50 Shades of Grey thinking that it was an awesome read as there has been quite a bit mentioned about it in the media lately. I didn't realize what it was about until I began to read it. I knew there was some sex in it but didn't realize that it was actually hard porn more than anything. Harlequin Romance with Porn is how I can describe it. I realize that until today I have never actually heard anyone describe it as a great book to read. I actually felt that it had a very predictable and unoriginal romance other than the porn. To me it was a complete waste of money and I am not interested in buying the other 2 books. Have any of you read it and if so what are your opinions?

Wanda Witch 06-02-2012 12:43 PM

I am glad you posted your opinion of the book as I was about to buy it after reading all the hype. There is quite enough porn in today's world so that is one book I will not read. Thanks for your evaluation.

Christinechrstms1 06-02-2012 05:41 PM

It is about BDSM so I think that is why it is getting so much attention. Mom's are being portrayed as seeking out the book when I believe it is mostly a matter of women thinking because it is in the media it is a good book. I had no idea it was mostly sadomasochism. I think the writing is poor as well.

Jan in CA 06-05-2012 01:53 PM

Thanks for the review. I'm uncomfortable reading books like that and find that it's really not necessary to be that explicit. We aren't idiots and can read between the lines about what's happening just fine.

I read the Outlander Series and the first book had quite a bit of sex in it. It fit in with the storyline and I wouldn't call it porn, but I think they could have left the details out at least in most of the encounters and shortened the book. I liked the book enough that I read it anyway (skipping over some of those parts) and finished the series so far. The other books weren't nearly that explicit.

Christinechrstms1 06-06-2012 01:29 AM

I have never heard of the Outlander Series, are they worth reading? I read The girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy and they had a terrible rape scene in the first book and some violence but the story was unlike any other I have read. The victim takes control of the situation though. If you can get past the violence and violation the story is quite unique.

Jan in CA 06-06-2012 10:43 PM

I really enjoyed them, but I do know people who couldn't get past the first one. It's not the kind of book I usually read, but I read through the entire series one after the other on my Kindle. You can read info on Amazon and I'm sure the library has them.

There is more info when you go through the Amazon app for some reason. BTW, they are very long books! :zombie:

dreamingintx 06-09-2012 03:16 AM

I've heard the books are badly written and I haven't read them yet but I don't think I'll hold out much longer! I'm the type that needs to see what all the fuss is about for myself!

Christinechrstms1 06-10-2012 03:23 AM

yes 50 Shades of Grey definitely is not written by a literary great! All the fuss seems to be about women running out to by the book when it is about sadomasochism. A lot of women from what I understand have been buying the book thinking that because it is in the media it is a good book but were not aware of what it was about until they started reading it. I have spoken to about 10 different people who have read it and have heard of only 2 that thought is was good. The sad thing is that some media is portraying this as though dozens and dozens of women want to read this book knowing exactly what it is about. Sadly a man wants to whip, spank,drop hot wax and restrain his virgin girlfriend. He wants her to be his submissive while he is the dominant. He wants to gag her as well. she has her limits though and will not consent to gagging, harsh whipping, vaginal or anal fisting. She does agree that she will not touch him nor look him in the eye when she is in "the room of pain" she also is not supposed to speak when she is spoken to. He spanks her with a belt because she rolled her eyes at him. He has a contract for her to sign (not legally binding) but it gives him a sense of possession. It is just a porn book.

Jan in CA 06-10-2012 01:22 PM

Good god..that sounds horrible!! The books I was telling you about are NOTHING like that! :zombie:

Christinechrstms1 06-12-2012 03:34 PM

Yes I think it is pretty bad. It bothers me that the media seems to be portraying as though women want to be treated like this or enjoy hearing of other women being treated this way. Sadly this untalented author just keeps raking in the money

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