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Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
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50 Shades-Yay or Nay?

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message 1: by Stacey (new)

Stacey Rourke | 15 comments Mod
I haven't read this book and am not sure I want to. You tell me, yay or nay?


Melissa Stevens (melissastevens) | 5 comments NO, No, no. The only reason to read this book is if you were a huge fan of Twilight (also called TwiCrap) and want to see a twisted version of it turned into watery erotica.
If you want Erotica go for something good like Lora Leigh or Lauren Dane. Something that has actually been edited, is worth reading.


message 3: by Stacey (new)

Stacey Rourke | 15 comments Mod
Did you read it? I have heard the editing is awful


message 4: by Bonnie Duncan (new)

Bonnie Duncan | 4 comments The editing IS awful. However, I have to respectfully disagree with Melissa that it actually has anything to do with Twilight. I realize that it was apparently originally written as a fan fiction in homage to Twilight, but it was of the style to just use the character's names. I was nearly finished with the first book of the 50 Shades series before I was made aware of this fact and still have trouble wrapping my head around ANY similarities, other than Edward/Christian both having messy hair.

With all that said, I have yet to read better Erotica. I had a hard time getting past the bad editing, but I actually enjoy the story idea and the smut factor is fantastic.


message 5: by Melissa (last edited Jun 05, 2012 05:08PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Melissa Stevens (melissastevens) | 5 comments Stacey wrote: "Did you read it? I have heard the editing is awful"

I read about 100 pages before I got disgusted and deleted it from my Kindle.

While they don't outright make references to Twilight, the characters are still shallow and without personalities. When I deleted it I told someone it was like Stephanie Meyer tried to write erotica, they are the ones who told me it was Twilight fanfic.

And yes, the editing is awful. From what I understand it was so popular as fanfic, when it made it mainstream they didn't edit it at all. They should have, it *might* have improved it some.


message 6: by Brandi (new)

Brandi | 1 comments There are a lot of blatant editing errors, but the story line is great! It most certainly falls under the 'smut' category, but the story line is much more than just the sex scenes. This was not my typical choice of reading, but I started it because of all the hype and I could not put it down until I had finished all three books.


message 7: by Leah (new)

Leah  St.James (leah_st_james) | 3 comments I'm with you, Stacey. I haven't read it but I have wondered if I should! After reading these comments, I've made my decision: No way! I am the type of person who is so bothered by bad editing that it would ruin any chance of my enjoying the story. Guess I'll have to wait for the movie!


message 8: by Stacey (new)

Stacey Rourke | 15 comments Mod
I'm confused as to how they're going to make it a movie. Porn?


message 9: by Leah (new)

Leah  St.James (leah_st_james) | 3 comments I guess it depends on how graphic the director want to get!

Stacey wrote: "I'm confused as to how they're going to make it a movie. Porn?"


message 10: by Stacey (new)

Stacey Rourke | 15 comments Mod
The last NC-17 movie that made waves was Showgirls and we DONT want a repeat of that. Ick


message 11: by Leah (new)

Leah  St.James (leah_st_james) | 3 comments Where's the "like" button?! :-) Stacey wrote: "The last NC-17 movie that made waves was Showgirls and we DONT want a repeat of that. Ick"


message 12: by Stacey (new)

Stacey Rourke | 15 comments Mod
I left that movie theater dumber than I went in and judging myself terribly for why I subjected myself to that


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