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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2012, 12:38:47 am »
i dont think i will be reading it but a lot of women have and will be  :rolleyes:
My sister has the book on her iPad when it came out. But she still hasn't had time to read it. I don't know if she will, though...

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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2012, 05:24:45 pm »
Sounds like it's just porn for women. I personally don't know why porn isn't ever written well but then I suppose it becomes erotica then. The only difference being that porn is bereft of all other qualities it seems existing to fulfill one purpose only.

Glorified porn, it is. And a sex statement: women porn is "legal" and sells better.

I read somewhere that it is intended to replace bible in hotels. I don't mind the bible withdrawal (though I'm a believer), but replacing it with a linguistic retard? I notice that the only reason why they choose the book as a bible replacement is because the book's best-seller status, not the quality of its content. Even if you think it as a 'light reading' in hotels, as an adult (by no means "adult entertainment") bedtime stories, it's still doesn't make my sense. There are tons of light reading novels with better quality; those which you can read to sleep without dreaming of being tortured to climax.

Mind you, oftentimes the best-selling books are not the award winning books. Only nerdy teens or women who crave things like "Life of Pi" or "The Curious Incident of the Dog at the Night-Time".
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2012, 10:48:21 pm »
I have read it I took it for what it is and I really enjoyed it.

It is easy to read and stimulates something in women that most men are unable to provide them, romanticism, eroticism and taking them on a journey outside of their day to day life.

It is not well written and will never be a great novel, but then I very much doubt anyone expects it to be.

I really enjoyed it and have started the second and read it when I am not in the mood for something more challenging.

When I read it on the train I sometimes get a strange, even flirtatious look from other travelers, I simply smile and reply "market research".

My point of view is there is nothing at all wrong with giving a woman pleasure, more men should read it and gain a bit of insight and emotional intelligence (not looking directly at the sexual elements). This book appeals to the various layers of a woman and how she would like to be turned on, lusted after, respected, excited, cared for and so on... a multidimensional lover, stimulating all manners of our selves.

In a very transparent and simplistic way it also examines the fallible nature of human beings, which despite the fanciful construct of the circumstances of the novel it provides the reader with a slight illusion of possibility - I could be Anna/Christian.

Fundamentally it is not just about women, these are desires that any emotionally alive person would want from a relationship.


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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2012, 04:01:03 am »
If you're picking up advice on how to treat women from that book then I feel bad for women you meet... unless you're using Christian as an example of what not to do. He's an abuser and a stalker and whatever pleasure the fictional protagonist gathers from his actions that doesn't translate to reality.

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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2012, 04:11:34 am »
If you're picking up advice on how to treat women from that book then I feel bad for women you meet... unless you're using Christian as an example of what not to do. He's an abuser and a stalker and whatever pleasure the fictional protagonist gathers from his actions that doesn't translate to reality.

The advice extends to those thinking Ana is an acceptable role model.
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2012, 09:26:03 am »
It is easy to read and stimulates something in women that most men are unable to provide them, romanticism, eroticism and taking them on a journey outside of their day to day life.

Or, as in "Twilight moms" case, making some (married) women, who have GREAT sex in their relationship life, find their men fare poorly in comparison with some franchised "ideal" romance and sex. It is a comfort zone you should not leave, and an abusive fictional character is the least reason to do so.
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2012, 07:11:15 pm »
I have refused to read the crap and don't recommend it to anyone.  I'VE written better erotica than that and as a writer, I'm seriously disappointed in the publishing company who let that leave its office.

The local writers group I'm in got together and had a rant about it then listened to an excerpt read online by a guy imitating the cookie monster.   Hilarious.


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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2012, 07:59:08 pm »
I'm seriously disappointed in the publishing company who let that leave its office.

I bet their shareholders aren't.