A Red Hot Novel
- Snow White, Some Dwarfs and The Hubnugget Team
Once upon a time in a galaxy not so far away, Snow White decided that she had had enough of her Prince Charming and the rest of her “Charming” in-laws, that she decided to take a sabbatical and go back to the woods to visit her old friends…the...
- If The Shoe Fits
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- An Invitation To A Crime- A Hubnugget Party Part II
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Why is Fifty Shades of Grey so popular?
I read this book a while back and I found it to be an interesting read, as well as very provocative as well as entertaining as hell, however I found it also to be a bit disturbing. I didn't take this novel very seriously, as I got that it was just an over the top fantasy. However, lately there seems to be a lot of controversy with the plot of the book and there are many women who are offended and disturbed by this novel; that made its way all the way to the New York Time's Best Seller list.
The plot of the story involves Anastasia and billionaire boyfriend Christian. He tries to get her to sign a contract between them that allows him total control over her life. She discovers that he is quite kinky to say the least, Christian is in to BDSM and she agrees to experiment with this form of bondage and sadism. She also discovers that there was some abuse in his past, which can explain a lot.
I think that this book is becoming so popular because it is a very sexy, story. It isn't a work of art by any literary imagination but it does delve into a topic that isn't spoken about too much. Also, the idea that a woman is that submissive to a man is very controversial but quite interesting.
People are speculating that women, especially mothers are enjoying this book because it carries them away to fantasy land where they can indulge in all their sexual fantasies through the protagonist Anastasia, maybe, but on the other hand I can see where some women can feel a little degraded by this character.
It doesn't surprise me that this book has become so popular, we all know that sex sells and lots of sex sells a lot!! So aside from all the hoopla and deep Freudian explanations about why this book is popular, my answer is that people, mainly women, like to read about love, sex and intimate relationships.
The Origins of Fifty Shades of Grey
I found it interesting that this book was written by a woman E. L. James that started out on a Twilight fanfiction about the series, originally titled Master of the Universe. The character based on Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, but when the sexual content became too much, the writer who was writing under the pen name "Snow Queen's Ice Dragon", yanked it and published it on her own website. Later she changed the character's names to Anastasia and Christian and had it published.
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