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50 Shades - I didnt like. Am I the only one!

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Initial post: 4 Jul 2012 14:19:44 BDT
suzy says:
Am I the only one who didnt like 50 shades?

After reading Joey W Hills Afterlife, Mirror to my soul, and hostile takeover, 50 shades just didnt compare.

Am I the only one who didnt like it??

Sorry 50 shades fans.x

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 14:44:00 BDT
M. Nelson says:
2nd and 3rd book are better x

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 14:46:18 BDT
Frenchie says:
I cannot say I do not like Suzy, because I have not read it. But I read all the reviews, and it is like I have the book. So, in this respect, I do not think I would have liked it.
I am more into intrigues books like A Deceit to Die For or medieval novels.
I do not like too much sex in a book. A little I can take, but too much. No thank you. It has not litterary value.
But this is me. I am glad that we do not all like the same things.

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 15:32:30 BDT
Meg:D says:
I actually thought it was pretty badly written. Its an example of a book that gets really famous for basically just being full of porn.
I want a book to make me emotional, take me into a different world...with Fifty shades i felt like i was just reading a porno

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 17:06:14 BDT
And that's what put me off right away. Wasn't sure, but when someone mentioned it's practically full of sex scene -- and ridiculous ones, by the sounds of it -- I didn't buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 17:07:53 BDT
"It has not litterary value"

I love that typo. Litter... hahaha. Seems rather adequate in this context. But I haven't read the book either.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 17:11:05 BDT
Nope your not, I didn't like it either its not really my thing. And its to much of a psychological mind bend . I'm not sorry I didn't like each to his own, I dont get all the hype personally X

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 17:43:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2012 17:43:38 BDT
I read a LOT, and erotica is a fave genre, but this was just irritating. All that lip biting, the rubbish about the contract, not allowing her to discuss anything whatsoever about their sex lives (I mean, she was a virgin, so it'd be natural to have questions you'd want to ask a friend/doctor/nurse) - I gave up before their first time.

It's not very well-written, as the phrasing is clumsy, and Christian needs therapy big-time. I think the author meant to write him as an Alpha male, but that was an epic fail. Hubby is a psychiatric nurse, and I was actually tempted to get him to read the book and about Christian and give me his thoughts, but after being married to him for 21 years, I could picture the look he'd have given me, and his response.

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 17:54:18 BDT
I was told it started out as Twilight fan fiction.

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 18:26:41 BDT
I tried a sample and was appalled at the child like style of writting, especially given the subject matter. It's like Topsy and Tim do Porn. Utter tripe. Normally I'm all for people making a profit from their efforts but I begrudge every penny this person has made. I've nothing against a bit of slap and tickle but why does it have to be so badly written?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 18:32:47 BDT
suzy says:
I not only thought it was badly written but very boring and slow.Anna and Christian were dull and boring to.

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 18:37:33 BDT
And predictable, the sex very quickly became boring and formulaic. It really winds me up when something as moronic as this gets all the breaks when there are so many better writers deserving of all the attention.

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 20:16:24 BDT
SJI29 says:
I had to stop reading as it was that awful! Hated the characters so much and thought it was very unrealistic of a 21 year old to have never had so much as a crush on anyone. Christian was a stalking control freak who just came across as a pervert. The sex scenes I read weren't even good. I've read fanfiction and this is a crap example of it, there are much better ones out there!

Posted on 5 Jul 2012 02:01:55 BDT
Ms Rose says:
No, after listening to all the hype, which I do not normally acknowledge when purchasing anything, I decided to read the books with an open mind so I could at least have an unbiased opinion when discussing them with whoever. Unfortunately, I found the writing style poor, I understand this was based on fan fiction but in my youth I came across some pretty decent fan fiction '50 shades' was something else, the characters are extremely unbelievable and unrealistic ( I can let that slide, after all it is fiction) but the general story was quite poor and the sex scenes were dull and not at all shocking or surprising like I had heard they were. However my main issue was the fact the word and/or various versions of the word beguile were used way too much.

I could have stopped reading but I'd paid for it and once I start something I like to finish it. However, I can see why some people would enjoy it but it's just not for me, I definitely would not recommend this book to a friend but would recommend the author and editors proofread the books several times for future editions.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 08:01:25 BDT
I agree that the books aren't very well written . The characters are a bit over the top. And is a drip even for a a 21 year old virgin and Christian is a control freak per who could do with his head seeing to. It is ranging mid way from soft porn to just plain rubbish. I have spent money on better. I wouldn't recommend .

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 08:11:58 BDT
Toboe says:
Try "The Philanderer's Wife" by Katharine Trelawney. It is intelligently written.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 08:33:38 BDT
D Hill says:
Part read this book but couldn't be bothered to finish it. Even had samples of the 2nd and 3rd book to see if they improved but unfortunately couldn't be bothered to buy them as so repetative. So no I didn't like them either and have a few friends who feel the same. Dread to think what the film will be like but then I don't think I will be watching that either. Found the characters to be very poor with a very weak female and obsesive male making a complete farce of any story so predictable. Sorry to all the fans but I prefer a good well written story which I didn't feel this was as I had guessed most of the story by the time I given up on the book.

Posted on 5 Jul 2012 08:36:29 BDT
a wee bit of norn ireland humour,
not for the easily offended you have been warned!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 15:54:54 BDT
LEP says:
I'm just not into S&M stuff, so judging by the comments I've read on this site I wouldn't like it. They, the powers that be, are on about making a film out of it......eeww!

Posted on 5 Jul 2012 16:45:29 BDT
I read it and liked it, book 1 (the other 2 were boring.) I kept waiting for the so called shocking erotic scenes and they never really happened. It was very very mild BDSM. I don't normally read BDSM anyway, but the way people were going on about it being porn, I really didn't think it was. He's suppossed to be this Dom, he never did anything that bad and she was totally unbelievable as a woman who keeps baiting him to do things to her at the same time trying to change the way he is? I like romances where I envy the lady, I didn't envy ana

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 18:36:45 BDT
I wouldn't like that either.

Well, if the book makes money, of course they'll make a film of it. If it were my company, I'd go for it, too. Enough people will watch it. Those who've read the book and didn't like it, don't need to go. ;-)

I don't read erotica. At all. I like romance, but graphic scenes of sex, no. Not because I'm prude, it's just not my thing. I prefer to keep it more um.. generic? Is that the word?

Posted on 5 Jul 2012 18:40:04 BDT
There is no accounting for taste. I think it's done so well because it is written in almost text speak and there is a generation out there who can only communicate like this.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 18:49:19 BDT
I think it's more that many women have their fantasies they can't act on. Which is fine. Better let them read some of the stuff than cheating on their partners. :-)

That said, most books are an escape from the real world. We all have dreams or things we'd like to experience. I always wanted to work alongside Captain Kirk or better work with Spock...

Posted on 5 Jul 2012 18:53:59 BDT
Surely there must be better fantasies than this? The sex was so boring and repetitive...I can get that in real life!!

Posted on 5 Jul 2012 19:03:47 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Northern Girls Love Gravy - Bit of a Madam Sin type but funny
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