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E.L. James: Fifty Shades of Grey

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

  1. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Landslide. It actually says something about the content of the book, instead of only carping on poor writing and lack of literary "quality," as many posts and comments (elsewhere) have done.

    And everyone here, please note the use of the word "elsewhere."
    Thanks
    Peder
     
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    Quite a recommendation - don't know why the plane and the helicopter would be such a draw unless Dr. Ruth does a lot of travelling. Although I guess he would have to be rich to own them. That could maybe be an aphrodisiac for some women. Interesting review. First time I've seen Dr. Ruth although have heard the odd comment about her, mostly with the 'nudge, nudge, wink, wink' kind of remark. :innocent:
     
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    Peder Well-Known Member

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    Hi Peder: You did notice that Stephanie Meyer had not read the book nor did she comment on the writing. She did say that E. L. James had a story in her.
     
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    I did notice. Shall I have remarked? Critically? In order to not let Stephenie Meyer get away with anything? Slip a fast one past us? :confused:
     
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    Nice link Landslide, thanks. I watched the video as well, and it is a lot more than what is mentioned in the article. There is also a link at the bottom of the article that mentions that the books have been brought back into the Florida Library System.
    They said they didn't believe in censorship. :innocent:
     
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    Hi Peder: I was commenting on the fact that Stephanie Meyer had not read the book therefore was not commenting on the writing - she was, I believe, congratulating E. L. James on her success. I don't really see anything confusing in that.
     
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    I thought the compliment was on her having a story in her -- a nice compliment I thought, writer-to-writer.

    You call that a compliment on success, I call it something else.

    Which illustrates why I asked -- to hear the completion of your thought, which was unclear to me.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Yeah, for sure
    What would you call it then?
     
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    Perhaps I would call it an expert appreciation of another writer's talent.

    I know that if Stephenie Meyer had said that to me (an unpublished non-writer), I would be tickled silly.

    On this thread, I have been calling attention to the fact that Grey (and the Trilogy) actually tells an interesting and dramatic story, while I have sidestepped many of the literary, syntactic, grammatic and writing shortcomings that are alleged in many another comment that I have seen. So maybe that is why Stephenie Meyer's remark resonated with me. It actually said something nice about the author.
     
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    I'm sorry, but I have to disagree. The same way I dismiss a negative comment from someone who hasn't read the book, I also think it's not possible to appreciate a writer's talent without having read the book. One can say that, from the synopsis, the story seems to have potencial but that's it.

    I agree with canuck on this one, I think that Meyer was just congratulating E. L. James on her success.
     
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    Horseraces, Landslide, horseraces.:)
    Cheers
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    Another Opinion piece about 50 Shades...everyone has one, and sees it within the framework of their context/world.

    ‘Fifty Shades’ of God
     
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    I love, just absolutely love, the characterizaton of God! :5 hearts:
     
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    I read the "Fifty Shades of God" article. Maybe Dr. Ruth would have an opinion about it.
     
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    I like the book. It's honestly not that pornographic. It just seems like a light bit of escapism.
     
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    Thanks for posting. It is good to see a variety of opinions about the book beginning to be expressed.
     
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    Or anyone else. Maybe even a member from this forum.
     
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    That cinches it. I'm going to read that book so I can legitimately badmouth it without criticism.
     
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    Do, by all means!

    I've been thinking of going the other way -- taking a breather from marching against the parade, and cutting back on posting here.

    Have fun!
     

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