50 Shades??

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  • I did! Enjoyed them. Several of us here at the office read them.
  • Derpina7
    Derpina7 Posts: 552 Member
    I read the whole set to see what all the hype was about, I kept reading hoping it would get better - but it didn't :sad: (good thing I got the set on a deal:grumble: ) . As others have mentioned, it lacks character development and feels like it was written by a 15 year old :S.
    Also the fact 'he's an abusive psychopath but has money so it's allll goood' didn't really sit well with me either. >.>
  • TxAngel79
    TxAngel79 Posts: 319 Member
    I enjoyed it. You'll find a lot of people who complain about the writing, but E L James doesn't claim to be a writer. I liked the story and it opened my eyes to a lot of stuff. My husband is VERY happy....hahaha!

    If you want a good follow-up, read Bared to You by Sylvia James. I honestly can't decide between Christian Grey and Gideon Cross. YUM!

    Oh yes!!!! Bared to you is an awesome read!! Trying to decide between Christian Grey and Gideon Cross is hard though! Although I am leaning more towards Gideon!!!

    Can I not have them both?


    Well, yes you can!
  • bethvandenberg
    bethvandenberg Posts: 1,496 Member
    read it and loved it. loaned it to a friend but may read it again when I get it back
  • i read them all in 4 days. i was addicted one might say. lol. i just hate that it was a twilight fan fiction before it was published.
  • shellisugar
    shellisugar Posts: 162 Member
    There's better BDSM stuff out there on the internets for free.

    But to answer your question, no I have not read them. :wink:
  • scruffykaz
    scruffykaz Posts: 317 Member
    I'm not a fan. I struggled through the first book, got a short way into the second and that was all I could manage.

    Ana's constant "oh my"ing made me want to beat her....and not in a sexual sense and don't get me started on her lousy "inner goddess".

    I think the thing that irritates me the most about this who Fifty Shades thing is that many people have been into BDSM and erotic fiction way before these books were even conceived but it wasn't something you talked about outside of those circles because you were considered a pervert.

    Now because of Christian bloody Grey and Anastasia pointless Steele, you've got all these people who think they are the first person to brandish a whip and because they are doing so this makes them new and original.....

    Okay, that's the end of MY rant :laugh:
  • Juliejustsaying
    Juliejustsaying Posts: 2,332 Member
    started reading the first one...don't really think torture is sexy so I've had trouble going back to it...I'll finish it evenutally...and I have the othe two since everyone was SURE I'd love it.
  • I do get slightly insulted, as a writer and editor, when ****ty writing becomes this vastly popular, but it happens - Twilight, 50 Shades, or basically every book in the damned "Teen Paranormal Romance" section.

    I'm glad it's making people more open to BDSM.

    Though I'm gonna be honest - I work at my neighborhood pool, and I see middle aged suburban mommies sitting at the side of the pool reading porn while they watch their kids swim. Weirds me out a bit - especially when they make strange facial expressions when they're reading.
  • I have read all 3 books..Love it! I don't care what others think about the book its what i want to read... Now to look for more book like 50 Shades...:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • ConnieM20
    ConnieM20 Posts: 497 Member
    reading the first one, and so far its good. definitly wasnt wasnt expecting what I read LOL
  • hofdog
    hofdog Posts: 292 Member
    I read all three in a week. I liked them.
  • 3laine75
    3laine75 Posts: 3,073 Member
    Loved them! I read all three in about 5 days.
    I'm excited to see who they'll pick for the movie characters.
    There were quite a few annoyances re: the writing, but the story (yes, there was actually a storyline...lol) was gripping enough to hold my attention. ;)


    no there wasn't unless - sex, talk about relationship, sex, talk about relationship, sex, talk about relationship etc is a story. oh, and not even good sex.

    movie - lol
  • Sweet_Pandora
    Sweet_Pandora Posts: 459 Member
    I read all three and was quite disturbed at the way they portrayed BDSM.

    BDSM is SSC = safe, sane and consentual. It is not about someone wanting to "beat the living *kitten*" out of someone that looked like their mother to get off.

    I can see how it is referred to as mommy porn or eye crack for those who are in vanilla lifestyles.

    It was a quick and amusing read.

    JMO

    Karen
  • Danielle_2013
    Danielle_2013 Posts: 811 Member
    Agreed completely. This blog has a really funny summary of each chapter.
    http://bizzybiz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/50-heaves-of-puke.html


    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! This has completely made my day!!
  • rlmadrid
    rlmadrid Posts: 694 Member
    I'm not a fan. I struggled through the first book, got a short way into the second and that was all I could manage.

    Ana's constant "oh my"ing made me want to beat her....and not in a sexual sense and don't get me started on her lousy "inner goddess".

    I think the thing that irritates me the most about this who Fifty Shades thing is that many people have been into BDSM and erotic fiction way before these books were even conceived but it wasn't something you talked about outside of those circles because you were considered a pervert.

    Now because of Christian bloody Grey and Anastasia pointless Steele, you've got all these people who think they are the first person to brandish a whip and because they are doing so this makes them new and original.....

    Okay, that's the end of MY rant :laugh:

    I might love you. :flowerforyou:

  • Though I'm gonna be honest - I work at my neighborhood pool, and I see middle aged suburban mommies sitting at the side of the pool reading porn while they watch their kids swim. Weirds me out a bit - especially when they make strange facial expressions when they're reading.
    Agree. Disturbing.
  • Its sucked! I read 1 & 2 and could not finish the 3rd it was sooo bad. A lot of sex but no real character development or romance. The sex wasnt even that kinky
  • I'm pretty sure this post would go in a different section...
  • I am on the 3rd one, and I am struggling!!! I liked the first one, struggled through the seconde one and am once again struggling!!! I love Christian and Taylor!! All my friends have raved about them but I am really struggling!! I think I am just ready for a new series! I won't watch the movie, not sure the elements I want will be able to be filmed!! lol