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Old 06-02-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
http://www.amazon.com/Outlander-20th...9036601&sr=8-1

There is more info when you go through the Amazon app for some reason. BTW, they are very long books!
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hehe, very good books. couldn't put them down til i finished. hope you enjoy!
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