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E.L. James: Fifty Shades of Grey

Discussion in 'Romance Books' started by Anamnesis, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. direstraits

    direstraits Well-Known Member

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    I can agree with you here. Perhaps the menage-a-trois scene with the three professors?
     
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  4. Laura173

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    I have to say that The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy was the worst thing I have read all year... especially the first book! The book is poorly written and the erotica gets boring... fast! - not something that any erotic writer wants to hear I'm sure. I actually found myself skipping the sex scenes just to finish the book. Yes they were that bad!
     
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    I only read the first volume (because I won it in a raffle :D ) and really had to force myself to sit through it. I don't think I'd have stuck with it if I hadn't read it with a reading group. A very flat plot line, clichéd characters and sex scenes that I found rather tacky and not at all sizzling.

    I couldn't help feeling sorry for the handful of really fine fan fiction writers I have come across. Ms James surely hasn't helped fanfic's reputation.
     
  6. Peder

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    Not an unusual oppinion about Ms. James, but it does raise my interest in those whom you might suggest as good fanfic writers.
     
  7. Hedwig

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    I've read rather good fanfics based on some little-known TV shows (Eleventh Hour) or movies that were way, way better than some stuff that has been officially published.
     
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    I guess I just don't generally come across fanfic for whatever reason, so I was curious. Thanks.
     
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    Peder, this is not exactly up your alley, but...Star Trek has some excellent fanfic. Interestingly enough it was the fans, and fanfic that restarted the Star Trek machine rolling. The original series had been cancelled (most unjustly IMO), and the fans went crazy.

    We see the results of that particular brand of wonderful insanity. :cool::D
     
  10. Peder

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    Up with wonderful insanity! :flowers:
     
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    Polly Parrot Moderator Staff Member

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    Moved your post as it didn't have much to do with the OP's question.

    The article is of more relevance here, as it has more to do with whether or not one should read the books.
     
  13. Peder

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    Thanks. I didn't realize a new thread had been started on the topic. :sad:
     
  14. Polly Parrot

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    Not a problem, just thought I'd let you know why I'd moved it. :)
     
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    Thanks again, for your kind consideration. :flowers:
     
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    Great article Peder. I especially enjoyed these quotes from the article.
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    :rofl:

    Thanks Peder. :D
     
  17. Peder

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    You're welcome.
    I think that article captures a lot of it.
    As late as yesterday I came across another bookstore owner who knew all about how poor the book was but hadn't read it.
    It's apparently the talk of the town, even the buy of the town, but definitely not the read of the town.

    Anyone, feel free to say why! (And hype is not an allowed answer. :devil:)
     
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    I am currently reading the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey I was wondering who else has read the Fifty Shades series or why they haven't read the series.
     
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    Yeah, for sure
    Since we already have a thread on the subject, I merged yours with it.
     
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