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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Post by Pinkiegurf24 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:12 am

I tried, and I will say i really tried to like this book.
I took it upon myself to BUY the damn thing because my freaking curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Well I literally wasted $14.

This book is a piece of sh*t. I'm guessing the writer must have been hopped up on crack while she wrote it, but I swear her writing sounds like something a perverted 10 year old could do. Not to mention the oh so clique quotes like "oh shit!' or "holy fuck!" I swear my teeth were gritting through the part of the book I did read (I got to page 50 before I started having migraines and stopped). I'm guessing the only reason why this book became so popular is because narrow minded housewives never gotten a hold of some real erotica books until this one. The only good parts were the sex scenes, but the cheesy clique dialogue was so horrible that it even made those parts bad.

"Anastasia don't like your lips like that, or I'll have to fvck you"

please bitch..... :roll:
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Post by barelythick » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:38 pm

Terribly written, and it perpetuates the idea that sexual fetishes are always a result of childhood trauma and are not normal.

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Post by Diorette » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:05 am

I used to hate it and I like it now :raging: :oops:
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Post by FFL » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:30 pm

I've never read it and I have no desire to, but I saw this on YouTube and thought it was hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqkNYfKZV6s

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50 Shades of Grey

Post by starrynight » Tue May 14, 2013 10:49 am

Just finished reading the trilogy and I am obsessed! Can't wait for the movie to come out. Here are my favorites to play the characters:

Christian-Matt Bomer
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Anastasia Steele-

Saoirse Ronan
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Alexandra Daddario
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Post by BellaJane » Tue May 14, 2013 12:24 pm

It was terribly written and really should have stayed a FanFic. Idk what was worse, Twilight or Fifty Shades.
But I will say this, if you do read the whole trilogy there is a decent story behind all of the dirty bits and shitty writing. If a good writer could have taken the basic idea of Fifty Shades--fucked up guy who was molested as a child and uses S&M as an outlet meets a girl and has to come to terms with his abuse and reconcile his past so that he can have a future--this could have been a solid piece of literature.

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Post by Batila » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:51 pm

I loved this series no shame. As a child i loved reading and as an adult i found it hard finding books that held my interest long enough to finish the book. This series made me fall in love with reading again idc if people call it trash.

What i loved was the lovestory the sex scenes were corny. After FSOG i read "Bared to you" and i hated tho

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Post by KatherinePierce » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:08 pm

I found a PDF online and read a few chapters, just to see what all the hype was about, I got to right around the part where Ana considers/does the contract, whatever (it was a year ago ok don't judge me, I don't really remember) and I stopped reading. I couldn't take the writing. It wasn't well written. It was nothing a few writing classes couldn't have helped, but whatever. To each their own, I suppose.

I'm really interested to see how it will translate on screen, though.
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Post by lacrymosa » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:39 pm

I hype read this back when it was all the rage, got easily fed up of how repetitive it was, got to the sex scene where Christian got her off with a flannel in the bath, laughed, chucked it in the bin the next day. Will i go see the film though? Probably.

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Post by Fadia Fiji » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:57 pm

starrynight wrote:Just finished reading the trilogy and I am obsessed! Can't wait for the movie to come out. Here are my favorites to play the characters:

Christian-Matt Bomer
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Anastasia Steele-

Saoirse Ronan
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OR

Alexandra Daddario
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Neal and Kate reunited?
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Matthew Bomer <3

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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Post by RabbieWingz » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:30 am

I actually liked the books!

I used to assume it was bad because all the media at the time said so, but after a year of it coming out, my friends had read it and forced me to do the same, even tho I really didn't want to (thought it would be absolute trash).
I downloaded the pdf of the first book for the lolz, just to say to people I had read it, but... man I got stuck in!
Yeah the writing style wasn't the best, and sometime they just had far too much sex to the point that it made everything boring (especially the 3rd book), but I really did enjoy the story! No shame haha

***SMALL SPOILER***

The second book is my favourite, but I have to admit that the 3rd one was pretty bad and the plot ran dry... it seemed like whenever the author had nothing to write, she just put in a sex scene (you just got chased by a car, so you go into a parking lot and have sex. WTF man)

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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Post by cheesedanish » Sun May 04, 2014 8:35 pm

terribly written book.

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Post by aauball » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:52 pm

My brother actually has a copy of the first 2 books, I'm apalled he reads something like this.

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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Post by Trololol » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:16 pm

A little background on me before I get into my rant: I love reading smut; I've been reading smut since I was in my early teens. Reading smutty fanfiction was basically how I learned English.

50 Shades of Grey (and Twilight, since 50 Shades originated as a Twilight fanfiction) is garbage. Why? Here are a few reasons why.

The leading character is a Mary Sue. Her character is mostly flat; she has no personality.

The writing was terrible; overtly descriptive about the surroundings, which means that the author did not employ the 'show, don't tell' method of writing.

Christian Grey is a stalker and an abusive prick, and this novel series makes having a rich stalker coercing you into kinky sex seem romantic. It's not romantic.

He traces her phone, ignores her when she says she needs space, shows up to her workplace (MAJOR RED FLAG) and buys the company she works for so he can keep close tabs on her. He becomes jealous and possessive over her to the point of almost beating up a guy she was friends with, and this is before they even hook up. He gets angry when her guy friend calls her. He emotionally manipulates her, even.

NONE of these are healthy behaviour.

Also, she says NO to him, and he ignores her. That, people, is called RAPE.

The writing is choppy; the author can't write a realistic sex scene. The main character keeps referring to Inner Goddess, which seems ridiculous and comical as hell. I mean read these lines:

11) "I flush. My inner goddess is down on bended knee with her hands clasped in supplication begging me."


12) "My inner goddess is beside herself, hopping from foot to foot."


13) "My inner goddess fist pumps the air above her chaise lounge"


14) "My inner goddess stirs from her five-day sulk."


15) "My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves."


16) “My inner goddess is doing a triple axel dismount off the uneven bars, and abruptly my mouth is dry.”

all these are from http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2 ... es-of-grey

Her description of sex is hilarious. There is also so much granny swearing (oh my, oh jeez, etc) in the novel. Her description of the virginal main character is borderline puritanical.

more on the abuse in 50 Shades: http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/20 ... es-of-grey

The sequel of the series Grey which was written from Christian's perspective is no less badly written; he has thought exchanges with his penis. His penis agrees with him, his penis hears music or something just as absurd.

This whole series is blurring the line of romantic pursuit and abuse, and we don't need this kind of bullshit. Girls don't need to be told that if a guy behaves this way, it means he likes her. NO. 50 Shades of Grey AND Twilight both need to be called out for what it really is. It is crap, and it is the glorification of abusive relationships.

If you liked reading 50 Shades and relate to the character Ana, I hope you get help. No woman should have to deal with guys like Christian.

Here are some examples of badly written lines from Grey: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... lines.html

Chapters One and Two
• "My green car is fuzzy. Covered in grey fur and dirt. I want it back. But I can't reach it. I can never reach it. My green car is lost. Lost. And I can never play with it again."
• "I pore over the executive summary for the hundredth time since I received it two days ago, looking for some insight into the enigmatic Miss Anastasia Rose Steele."
• "'Mr Grey.' His handshake is limp, like his hair. Asshole. 'Wait up - not the Christian Grey? Of Grey Enterprises Holdings?' Yeah, that's me, you prick.
• "At least Taylor has arrived and I have all my shit. I have Barney's report on his department's graphene tests to read and I can work in peace."

Chapter Three
• "'This is my favourite tea,' she says, and I revise my mental note that it's Twinings English Breakfast tea she likes."
• "Her eyes widen. They really are beautiful, the colour of the ocean at Cabo, the bluest of blue seas. I should take her there."
• "But why England? I ask her. 'It's the home of Shakespeare, Austen, the Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy. I'd like to see the places that inspired those people to write such wonderful books.' It's obvious this is her first love. Books.
• "She has a fresh, wholesome fragrance that reminds me of my grandfather's apple orchard."
• "'I've got this,' she says, disappointment ringing in her clipped tone."
• "She regards me dispassionately and regret flares in my gut."
Chapter Four
• "She's an incurable romantic who loves the English classics. But then so do I, for different reasons. I don't have any Jane Austen first editions, or Brontes, for that matter, but I do have two Thomas Hardys."
• "'You sound like the ultimate consumer.' Her judgmental retort from the interview comes back to haunt me. Yes, I like to possess things, things that will rise in value, like first editions."
• "I take one bite of tuna to assuage my hunger, then reach for my pen. I've chosen a quote. A warning. I made the correct choice, walking away from her. Not all men are romantic heroes. I'll take the word 'men-folk' out. She'll understand."
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