50 Shades??

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  • flynnfinn
    flynnfinn Posts: 209 Member
    i've read all of them. it was entertaining but nothing more. frankly, i was completely insulted by the intelligence level of the books. 1) the author, athough she is not a true writer by profession, needs to learn how to use a thesaurus. seeing the words "petulant", "oh my", "murmur" and "holy ****/****" again and again was just plain ridiculous. and i swear, ana must've "gasped" a million times between all three books. 2) christian grey was a strong character in the beginning then he just turned out to be a big old baby. 3) there was no story line. none at all.

    anyway, there is a movie coming out so for those that haven't read the books, just wait for the movie.
  • I just recieved it from Amazon.. read the first chapter tonight.
  • psychopiglet
    psychopiglet Posts: 130 Member
    Something isn't adding up here... I'm seeing a lot of "I couldn't put it down! It took me a week to read all three!" around the internet. Are 50 Shades Fans all really slow readers or what? It shouldn't take an adult multiple days to read a relatively short book they enjoy, right? What am I missing? :/

    Well ... a lot of adults have full time jobs and kids to come home to. So by the time you bathe said kids, bedtime routine, etc... exercise.. there is 20 minutes left before my head hits the pillow. 20 minutes a night..maybe 45 on a good night...ya, a week sounds right!
    Ah yes, kids. That'll do it. Didn't think of that. I don't have kids and usually only work around 42-50 hours a week (depending whether or not I work the Sunday) so I have loads of time for reading if I'm into a book lol I read my 8-book Southern Vampire Mysteries box set in under a week because I was reading for over an hour every night before bed and also in the bath lol
  • I honestly don't see what people like about them. James is the worst author since Meyer. Can't even invent her own characters ffs. Christian is an abusive ****head with his head stuck up his own *kitten* and Ana is... Well she's an empty character. No personality to speak of and not even remotely believable. The sex scenes are dull as ****, I can only feel sorry for people who consider them otherwise because they obviously have never had a decent **** in their lives.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Totally. Complete tripe. Can't believe people are SO jacked up about those awful awful books.

    As an alternative, ppl can enjoy this chapter by chapter review http://bizzybiz.blogspot.ca/2012/07/finally.html
  • dadzpeach
    dadzpeach Posts: 174 Member
    I'm in the middle of the second one, and i'm bored.... The series has been going around my office, so I started reading them just to see what the hype is about. I can't really see how some people are so in love with Christian (other than his physical characteristics) The same thing bothered me about the Twilight series. Both Christian and Edward are so insecure in themselves that they have to control their significant other, it's not a healthy relationship for either partner. But hey, whatever floats your boat I guess... :ohwell:
  • lorettaasmith
    lorettaasmith Posts: 418 Member
    I am half way through the first one but am not sure I'll even bother to finish it. That is unusual for me. I read constantly and ALWAYS finish a book, even when it's not my favorite, but there is very little to recommend this one!
  • I have read vol one and two...I'm on vol 3. I am not a reader but this book has keep my interest. It's my relaxing time as well.
  • gshoemaker06
    gshoemaker06 Posts: 264 Member
    Come on. It's just chick porn.
  • Smiling_Sara
    Smiling_Sara Posts: 203 Member
    I'm on book 2, and they are just OK to me. I was a little disturbed to be honest at the end of book 1.
  • BrieLP
    BrieLP Posts: 306 Member
    my entire office was reading the series....i read all 3 in less than a week ;)

    yea I read all 3 in less than a week too. The 3rd book I read in a day.
  • stufie
    stufie Posts: 142 Member
    I read the series, and while the books captured my attention, I couldn't help but mentally pick them apart as I was reading them. The writing has got to be the worst I've ever seen. The author overused a lot of phrases and words too, which I found really annoying.
  • Loved it. Christian Grey
  • rachelhohenbrink
    rachelhohenbrink Posts: 179 Member
    I'm on the third one and I'm obsessed lol
  • ajohn252
    ajohn252 Posts: 158
    So BAD
  • flynnfinn
    flynnfinn Posts: 209 Member
    I read the series, and while the books captured my attention, I couldn't help but mentally pick them apart as I was reading them. The writing has got to be the worst I've ever seen. The author overused a lot of phrases and words too, which I found really annoying.

    i could not agree with you more! this is exactly how i felt as i was reading them. i'd see a word again and again and i'd think to myself, "oh my god! thesaurus anyone?"
  • I cried my way through the first and there's no way I'd brave the next too. If you found the sex steamy I pity your sex-life!
  • VanessaGS
    VanessaGS Posts: 514 Member
    Just bought the third book on E-bay today. I love it.
  • ShreddedTweet
    ShreddedTweet Posts: 1,329 Member
    Appalling, badly written tripe. A monkey could have written these books.

    ETA: The people who think the sex in these is remotely hot really need to get a new man and a good ****ing.
  • medibrat
    medibrat Posts: 30
    I read the series, and while the books captured my attention, I couldn't help but mentally pick them apart as I was reading them. The writing has got to be the worst I've ever seen. The author overused a lot of phrases and words too, which I found really annoying.

    i could not agree with you more! this is exactly how i felt as i was reading them. i'd see a word again and again and i'd think to myself, "oh my god! thesaurus anyone?"

    That is EXACTLY how I felt. By the end of the second book I could recite a potential sex scene without even trying...the vocabulary is horrible. It's bad when you read a paragraph and mentally rewrite as you're reading. I read all three, was like a train wreck. The idea/storyline is good...the writing is some of the worst I've ever read (and I read a LOT). I don't know how it made it past the editors? It's bad when the sex scenes are dull.

    I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this, but Anne Rice has an erotica series called The Sleeping Beauty trilogy. Has been out for many many years, and is all master/slave stuff, but the writing is purely Anne Rice...descriptive and engaging. Worth picking them up.
  • Same here, I'm struggling with the last one.