50 Shades of Grey

Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
What have you done about this crazy fad book?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Read it
41
Flipped Through it
9
Avoid it
50
Love it
12
Hate it
31
Burn it
23
Other
30
Total votes: 196 (133 voters)
Poll is closed
11/12/2012
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Sunny Meadows Sunny Meadows
I read it because of all the hype. But I thought it was more about the relationship strugle between the two. The sex in the book was a small bonus. So it was an okay read for sex better for the relationship. Because I believe everyone faces those problem and related to those more.
11/12/2012
edeneve edeneve
planning on getting & reading it.
11/12/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
hate it
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Vanille Vanille
Hate it. Avoid that shit like the plague.
11/12/2012
amazon amazon
Waste of paper and time
11/12/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
Read them. While I think the books to do portray a healthy BDSM relationship correctly, I picked it up as a "fluff read." I was not expecting some Pulitzer Prize masterpiece and nobody should approach it that way. I just hope that people who are serious about BDSM will do more research than just flipping through these books.
11/12/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
Quote:
Originally posted by SaiDiscordia
Read them. While I think the books to do portray a healthy BDSM relationship correctly, I picked it up as a "fluff read." I was not expecting some Pulitzer Prize masterpiece and nobody should approach it that way. I just hope that people ... More
Is this a typo?
"While I think the books to do portray a healthy BDSM relationship correctly"

i read them to be able to develop and offer an honest opinion. The image of BDSM in these books is insulting, demeaning, offensive, unsafe and inaccurate. The writing was weak and unskilled.
11/12/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
Other. I don't avoid it but I don't really have desire to read it either.
11/12/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
Read them and hated them.
11/12/2012
PepperPot PepperPot
I read them all, don't ask me why, and they really are terribly written.
11/12/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
What have you done about this crazy fad book?
I didn't read it, don't care much for it.
11/12/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
What have you done about this crazy fad book?
id idntr ead nor do i wnat to
11/12/2012
Feisty Feisty
Haven't read them yet.
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The Majikat The Majikat
Not really into it.
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Rossie Rossie
I avoid it.
11/12/2012
Xarien Xarien
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
What have you done about this crazy fad book?
I don't really love it or hate it...But after reading through portions of it I honestly feel the book has more comedic value than anything. When a book contains quotes like:

'Are you ready for this?' he mewled, smirking at me like a mother hamster about to eat her three-legged young.”

There's not a possible argument you could make to me to make me believe that this book was meant to be taken seriously
11/12/2012
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
Not a fan
11/12/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
What have you done about this crazy fad book?
It's okay.
11/12/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
What have you done about this crazy fad book?
Avoid it
11/12/2012
lovesexandmarriage lovesexandmarriage
I'm on the third one. I've responded to the first two on my blog, and did reviews of them here. The writing isn't very good, but James does develop as a writer with each book.

As far as content, some of the sex scenes are hot. The BDSM is not realistic (speaking from someone in a D/s relationship), and I HATE how Grey's BDSM is a result of his childhood abuse. Actually, it makes me quite angry!
11/12/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I have not read the books and I do not plan to.
11/12/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I read the series. It was okay, I liked it.
11/12/2012
Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
Avoided/ avoiding it like the plague. There are better ways to spend money, and far better books on BDSM activities...
11/12/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I read it, it's okay.
11/12/2012
MrsHouseWife MrsHouseWife
I read them and enjoyed them, cause I took them for what they are, a romanance novel with some kinky sex thrown in.
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TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
I couldn't make it through the first book. I lead my local kink group and expected questions about them, so I at least tried... but I failed. The BDSM that was in the book was shit.

I gave up. There was nothing healthy about it.
11/12/2012
yw2 yw2
I hate it because it's still TOO close to fanfiction...the author shouldn't be getting paid for it . I'd rather people spend their money on original erotica. Authors with their own ideas!
11/12/2012
aluminummm aluminummm
Quote:
Originally posted by charletnarouh
Is this a typo?
"While I think the books to do portray a healthy BDSM relationship correctly"

i read them to be able to develop and offer an honest opinion. The image of BDSM in these books is insulting, demeaning, offensive, ... More
Thank youuuuuuuuuuuu. My thoughts exactly.
11/13/2012
*Ash* *Ash*
I found it insulting to the BDSM community. I felt like some of it was just borderline rape.
11/13/2012
Total posts: 105
Unique posters: 99