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    Fifty Shades Of Grey Is Unreadable Crap

    HITH did this novel get published, nevermind make the NYT best seller list?



    WHY do we accept such crap in the erotica genre'?

    Author E L James has quickly become a household name, she is known as the woman that brought the world "Fifty Shades of Grey." She is credited with helping to boost book sales for major stores and even assisted a small paper mill that was failing. James has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight with two of her books still holding spots in the top five on theNew York Times Bestseller List. On top of her monetary success James has also become respected in the world of women's equality. E L James, along with many other influential women, was honored at the Woman of the Year Awards and Lunch, hosted by Sandi Toksvig. The event took place on October 22 at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel.
    'Fifty Shades of Grey' author E L James honored at 'Women of the Year' event - National Fifty Shades of Grey | Examiner.com

    I wrote better erotica than this when I was 17! Are we so sexually repressed here in the US that we'll celebrate any novel with a BDSM theme, even if it is written by a hack?

    What say you? Did you think this book was worthy of the praise it has received?

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    Re: Fifty Shades Of Grey Is Unreadable Crap

    Don't be judgmental. For many this is the first entry into "that world" and really it is just a simplistic relationship story that takes the reader into the subject slowly.

    If it brings a bit of excitement into people's lives, is that such a bad thing?

    Also, you will have to post some of your works so we can judge.

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    It is undeniably the absolute worst, most idiotic, most asinine book I have ever read in my entire life. The writing is so incredibly amateurish and repetitive… I mean really, how many times can Anastasia blush, for ****’s sake? Does this sound like a woman that enjoys being beaten? Jeepers, she needs to get in touch with her inner goddess more. Oh wait…. LOL. Seriously, the characters are retarded, unlikeable and dull. Hands down the worst book ever written.
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    Re: Fifty Shades Of Grey Is Unreadable Crap

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Don't be judgmental. For many this is the first entry into "that world" and really it is just a simplistic relationship story that takes the reader into the subject slowly.

    If it brings a bit of excitement into people's lives, is that such a bad thing?

    Also, you will have to post some of your works so we can judge.
    It's not the S&M that is bothersome. Did you even attempt to read it????
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    Re: Fifty Shades Of Grey Is Unreadable Crap

    I read all three books just to see what the hype was all about. Anastasia drove me nuts. Grey had the potential to be a really complex character, but they kind of washed it out with all of the nonsense drama that was used to build climax.

    That said: I'll still watch the movies if they cast Alexander Skarsgard as Grey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    It's not the S&M that is bothersome. Did you even attempt to read it????
    I read it. I know exactly to what you are referring. It definitely wasn't that great but it found an audience. The worst book I ever read? No, I've read plenty worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I read it. I know exactly to what you are referring. It definitely wasn't that great but it found an audience. The worst book I ever read? No, I've read plenty worse.
    I'd say Twilight was worse, but they both had the same problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'd say Twilight was worse, but they both had the same problems.
    My wife didn't read Twilight and neither did I. She asked me to read these books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I read it. I know exactly to what you are referring. It definitely wasn't that great but it found an audience. The worst book I ever read? No, I've read plenty worse.
    Sorry, man, James could not write her way out of a 1st grade essay contest.
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    I wish we had somewhere on DP that I could post one of my stories. Holy ****, if this broad is a "writer", I'm a goddamned Pulitzer prize winner.

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