Apr 04, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
I am curious to see if anyone on here read/is reading this book now being called "mommy porn"
AMoonHawk saidNope ... I don't read women's romance novels .. If I'm going to read romance novels they are going to be about gay romance, not straight romance.
jcivan saidSupposedly their making it into a movie and William Levy will play the guy
The book 50 shades was filth, and not the good kind of raunchy hot sexy filth. It was the worst piece of thing I have ever dared allow my mind to absorb. I have a friend thats a bit into the dominatrix subculture and we were talking about this. She was explaining how the book did no justice to what actually happened in the roles portrayed by the author. Frankly I dont know that much about dominatrix culture myself but it was still horrendous to read.
Montague saidIsn't it a book about chicks fantasy?
Krisle1 said the guy is a billionare at 26 combating world hunger, the adonis male model of perfection is somehow a concert level pianist, speaks another language fluently, and this is the funny part. HE DOOESNT EVEN WORK!
Dino7 saidfunny, I was actually reading the last couple of pages at the bookstore today, and I know its a trilogy, so I might as well just read the last one '50 shades freed', since its pretty much clear to me that at the end of '50 shades of grey' that Ana is all alone, surrounded by grief. I read that in the last book, Ana and christian have a perfect life together but one of her worst nightmares come true, so I'm hoping to get my hands on a copy
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David3000 saidI was curious about that book but too embarrassed to buy it for real, so I got it on my kindle. My opinion: DONT BUY IT!!! Unless you like sleezy retarded stories and cheap BDSM for the mainstream idiots. OK, really, I got hooked wth the first 50 pages...and then it was absolute crap! The writer repeats everything, using the exact same words and expressions like 837653 times among other things that make the book unbearable.
Im gonna quote this review on Amazon because I agree 100%:
"I enjoy erotica and heard so much about this book that I had to give it a shot, but I'm five chapters in and just can't take it anymore. This has to be the most appallingly atrocious writing I've ever seen in a major release. The pseudonymous British author sets the action (such as it is) in Washington State... for no reason than that her knowledge of America apparently consists of what she read in "Twilight"... but the entire first-person narrative is filled with Britishisms. How many American college students do you know who talk about "prams," "ringing" someone on the phone, or choosing a "smart rucksack" to take "on holiday"? And the author's geography sounds like she put together a jigsaw puzzle of the Pacific Northwest while drunk and ended up with several pieces in the wrong place.
And oh, the repetition...and the repetition...and the repetition. I'm convinced the author has a computer macro that she hits to insert one of her limited repertoire of facial expressions whenever she needs one. According to my Kindle search function, characters roll their eyes 41 times, Ana bites her lip 35 times, Christian's lips "quirk up" 16 times, Christian "cocks his head to one side" 17 times, characters "purse" their lips 15 times, and characters raise their eyebrows a whopping 50 times. Add to that 80 references to Ana's anthropomorphic "subconscious" (which also rolls its eyes and purses its lips, by the way), 58 references to Ana's "inner goddess," and 92 repetitions of Ana saying some form of "oh crap" (which, depending on the severity of the circumstances, can be intensified to "holy crap," "double crap," or the ultimate "triple crap"). And this is only part one of a trilogy...
If I wrote like that, I'd use a pseudonym too.
Like some other reviewers, what I find terribly depressing is that this is a runaway bestseller and the movie rights are expected to sell for up to $5 million. There are so many highly talented writers in the genre... and erotica is so much more erotic when the author has a command of the language and can make you care about the characters. For examples, check out the "Beauty" trilogy written by Anne Rice under the pen name A.N. Roquelaure, or any stories by Donna George Storey or Rachel Kramer Bussel. Just stay away from this triple crap.
*UPDATE*: Thanks to the many other perturbed readers who have shared their own choices of the most annoyingly overused phrases in this masterpiece. Following up on their suggestions with my ever-useful Kindle search function, I have discovered that Ana says "Jeez" 81 times and "oh my" 72 times. She "blushes" or "flushes" 125 times, including 13 that are "scarlet," 6 that are "crimson," and one that is "stars and stripes red." (I can't even imagine.) Ana "peeks up" at Christian 13 times, and there are 9 references to Christian's "hooded eyes," 7 to his "long index finger," and 25 to how "hot" he is (including four recurrences of the epic declarative sentence "He's so freaking hot."). Christian's "mouth presses into a hard line" 10 times. Characters "murmur" 199 times, "mutter" 49 times, and "whisper" 195 times (doesn't anyone just talk?), "clamber" on/in/out of things 21 times, and "smirk" 34 times. Christian and Ana also "gasp" 46 times and experience 18 "breath hitches," suggesting a need for prompt intervention by paramedics. Finally, in a remarkable bit of symmetry, our hero and heroine exchange 124 "grins" and 124 "frowns"... which, by the way, seems an awful lot of frowning for a woman who experiences "intense," "body-shattering," "delicious," "violent," "all-consuming," "turbulent," "agonizing" and "exhausting" orgasms on just about every page."