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Is 50 shades of grey (or fifty shades of grey) a good book!

  1. DearJamieLegih profile image58
    DearJamieLegihposted 5 years ago

    Is 50 shades of grey (or fifty shades of grey) a good book!

    With all the hype about this book I am actually considereing getting it! however no review as there will be thousands with it being so popular!

  2. writeyourwrongs profile image49
    writeyourwrongsposted 5 years ago

    My partner bought it literally just yesterday but I'm afraid to say I can't bring myself to read it - it seems to be a glorified textual pornography document!
    I'll let you know my partner's commentary however once she has read it...

  3. YourHonestOpinion profile image59
    YourHonestOpinionposted 5 years ago

    I haven't read it yet but heard it was a good book

  4. Dancilla profile image68
    Dancillaposted 5 years ago

    I think it is.  I already read the first book, I am almost done reading the the second book in the trilogy.

  5. Sparhawke profile image60
    Sparhawkeposted 5 years ago

    I work in a secondhand bookshop and you have no idea how many requests I have been getting for this lately...

    I think ASDA (at least in the UK) is selling it for about £3 so you might as well take the plunge...I often get people asking me to recommend books when I am working but it is impossible, even more so when I haven't read what they are interested in lol

  6. clairewait profile image87
    clairewaitposted 5 years ago

    This book is to literature as porn is to cinema.

    Not just the sex.

    The writing is sub par.

    The storyline is sub par.

    The characters themselves, sub par.

    The interest factor, outside of the BDSM scenes, sub. Par.

    I don't need to watch a porn to know it isn't worth my time.  I don't need to read this book to know it isn't worth my time.

    1. Mazzy Bolero profile image79
      Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't read it myself but I read a review which said it was  run-of-the-mill soft porn with a sado-masochistic leaning. There have been books like this on the market for ages, so I wonder why this one took off?

    2. KarlawithaK profile image65
      KarlawithaKposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not only do I agree with you, I asked a question about it myself! lol … es-of-grey

    3. Bukarella profile image84
      Bukarellaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "I don't need to read this book to know it isn't worth my time." I have to admit, even though I agree with 1/2 of your response, this statement is mind boggling to me, no matter what book is being discussed.

  7. profile image0
    WhydThatHappenposted 5 years ago

    Every girl I know is talking about this book- even if the book isn't to your taste it says a lot about the taste of a lot of women- that means it struck a chord somewhere

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I tend to avoid books that get that much hype and people think it is hip to read it... and from what I have heard about it I am not interested in reading it.

  9. Bukarella profile image84
    Bukarellaposted 5 years ago

    If your measure of a "good book" is high prose, realistic characters, and twisted plot, then no. It's not a good book.

    If your measure of a "good book" is equal to "a page-turner that is likely to hold attention and interest of an outrageous number of readers", then it is an excellent book.


  10. CJ Andrews profile image90
    CJ Andrewsposted 5 years ago

    It isn't bad, it is a textual porn so far.  My personal opinion, and I have not finished it yet.

  11. Deep Metaphysical profile image72
    Deep Metaphysicalposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, I mean there is a thick line, and I mean a thick line between erotica and vulgarity. I think the book crosses it, too much sex, less content.

  12. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    I haven't read it yet, but from what I'm hearing, it is very similar to Twilight. Similar in the sense that it is poorly written but managed to find just the right niche of readers to spring board into the mainstream eye. It is not surprising, then, to learn that this story was born out of a Twilight fan fiction. I'll still try to read this book, like I tried to read Twilight, but my expectations for it are very low.

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