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Why do you think Fifty Shades of Grey is such a huge success?

  1. Der Meister profile image71
    Der Meisterposted 5 years ago

    Why do you think Fifty Shades of Grey is such a huge success?

  2. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    Most likely it's because of all the hype and people reading it because they heard about it. Due to sheer curiosity about all the hubbub, I read through the first one and that was more than I could take.  I found it to be mostly about the shock value.  The man is abusive and the woman is a doormat who tolerates the abuse because he is rich and good looking and she "loves him" ... pffffffft.  To me, this book feeds into the worst stereotypes men and women have to offer.  It's strong sexual content was probably what created the stir and you can find that anywhere. I am the type of person that has to finish what I start and about halfway through, I found myself wishing I could read faster and wanting it to end.

    I can't stand romance novels I find them cheesy, however if I had to read one give me a romantic or sexy story with an emotionally strong woman and a man who isn't a self-obsessed jerk over this book any day.  This book had many grammatical and even some spelling errors also.  There was a time we held published works to higher standards in both writing skill and story telling ability.  The first book in this series was just awful.  I wouldn't waste another minute of my life reading the other two.

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      Old Empresarioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I could not agree more. You said it better than me. The book's characters lacked depth and the grammatical errors almost made it unreadable.

  3. xxspfrkxx profile image64
    xxspfrkxxposted 5 years ago

    Well in my opinion Fifty shades of grey is such a success because we all have these fantasy's to play on but we don't really have the guts to let ourselves go in the matter but this book is a way to not go for it but actually know there is people out there who like the same as us and who acted upon there desire even if this book is not real.

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I definitely agree!

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    I think it is because the NYT hyped it up so much. Otherwise I don't think it's any different from any other romance novel. This happens all the time. There was nothing particularly good or original about the Harry Potter novels (meant for children), the Da Vinci Code novels, or the dragon tattoo novels. But if the media takes pains to promote one novel or another, people will read them. And because reading is fun, people will enjoy the books and find them exceptional. Most adults who loved the Harry Potter novels were people who generally did not read much. they did not realize that most novels out there are just as good.