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Fifty Shades of Grey : your thoughts / your take




50 Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists in the United Kingdom, United States, and around the world. I am curious to know about his book. Whats the selling point for this book?

Did anyone have read this book? It will be great if you can share your thought on this book. is it worth buying ?


 
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I have not read the book. Was planning to get one though after reading the reviews on Amazon have decided to keep it off my list.

 
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The reviews are quite negative....here are two I found funny...

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I really don't like writing bad reviews. I admire people who have the courage to put pen to paper and expose themselves to the whole world, especially those writing erotica. Having just finished this book, however, I feel compelled to write a review.

About half way through the book, I looked up the author to see if she was a teenager. I really did because the characters are out of a 16 year old's fantasy. The main male character is a billionaire (not a millionaire but a billionaire) who speaks fluent French, is basically a concert level pianist, is a fully trained pilot, is athletic, drop dead gorgeous, tall, built perfectly with an enormous penis, and the best lover on the planet. In addition, he's not only self made but is using his money to combat world hunger. Oh yeah, and all of this at the ripe old age of 26! And on top of that, he's never working. Every second is spent having sex or texting and emailing the female character. His billions seem to have just come about by magic. It seriously feels like 2 teenage girls got together and decided to create their "dream man" and came up with Christian Grey.

Then come the sex scenes. The first one is tolerable but as she goes on, they become so unbelievable that it becomes more laughable than erotic. She orgasms at the drop of a hat. He says her name and she orgasms. He simply touches her and she orgasms. It seems that she's climaxing on every page.

Then there's the writing. If you take out the parts where the female character is blushing or chewing her lips, the book will be down to about 50 pages. Almost on every single page, there is a whole section devoted to her blushing, chewing her lips or wondering "Jeez" about something or another. Then there's the use of "shades of". He's "fifty shades of @#$%% up," "she turned 7 shades of crimson," "he's ten shades of x,y, and z." Seriously?

The writing is just not up to par, the characters are unbelievable, and the sex verges on the comical. I don't know what happens in the remaining books and I do not intend to read them to find out. But given the maturity level of the first book, I imagine that they get married, have 2 perfect children, cure world hunger, and live happily ever after while riding into the sunset, as the female character climaxes on her horse causing her to chew her bottom lip and blush fifty shades of crimson. Jeez!
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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...

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I just bought "Life of Pi". Heard good things about it. I heard it from a Detroit radio DJ who is a friend of my friend. Apparently, the movie is coming out Nov 2012 with Tabu starring.

It's about Pi Patel from Pondicherry who family is migrating to Canada with their collection of animals. They get into a ship wreck and after days, the only survivors are Pi and a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker.......


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Thanks Iceberg.

Thanks Dimple2001 for sharing those funny review. It seems that i will be better off by not buying this book

thanks for sharing Life of Pi



 
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I read Life of Pi in 2003 or 2004. A good read. The imagination in the book, the narration and the control over the language is just fantastic. Though in the end I remember I was put off as.... no no no no spoilers.

 
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Another book I recently read, based on author review on NPR radio is "Age of Miracles". It is about characters' lives when the speed of earth's rotation starts slowing eventually to almost 70 hour days.

Of course, I expected a more scientific spin, however, ended up being adolescent themed. In any case, the book held my attention, so not too shabby.

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Currently i am on
(1) SuperFreakonomics - It has interesting topic like preference for sons in India and the hardships Indian women face, health issues of children in the womb during Ramadan etc.

(2) Over the top by Zig Ziglar - lost interest after completing first 9 chapters. It is all about attitude and goal setting.

(3) What Got You Here Won't Get You There- How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Gold Smith: very happy with this book. All about our working habits. How we argue with our colleague and family members in order to prove that we are superior. How we try to withhold information at work place.

Next in line
Alice in wonderland and The Art of War (both I got free with Kobo application) and MOJO by Marshall Gold Smith

I prefer reading paper book instead of ebooks. I miss the smell of the pages when I am reading on tablet


 
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Preview of the movie Life of Pi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHbdWFC_9i4


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what to read after fifty shades of grey
Anything by Nora Roberts is guaranteed to be good. Right now I'm reading His Every Desire by Emma Rose and it's worth a read as well (though it is a bit...descriptive like fifty shades of grey).

 
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