50 Shades of Grey, Remind you of anything?

MrsandMrbunnysoffun MrsandMrbunnysoffun
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One review
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As I read the posts and comments on this book I understand how people are so taken by it. I have to admit I am dying to read it my self. From what I have read about the book I have to say it reminds me of the dominatrix's experiences and memories from college in he movie Exit to Eden. Does it remind any one else of this, or does it make anyone think of anything else?
05/14/2013
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Mwar Mwar
I heard this started as fan fiction for twilight, and I can see that. Granted, I've read some great fan fiction. I just don't think it warrants the accolades it gets.

However, its impact is huge. It's mainstreaming BDSM (a different perception of it). There's talk of a movie. Think of filming implications and the progression of what is considered indecent in media. I may think the writing is subpar, but the author succeeds in making an impact and making people think. That is part of what makes an author and author.
05/14/2013
lalapetitee lalapetitee
This book is completely over rated!
05/14/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I've read it. It was the first type of "erotic" book I've ever read, so I have had nothing to compare it to. But it doesn't remind me anything. It's a bit repetitive which can get annoying. A lot of people are outraged by the unrealistic relationship and how it isn't "truly" about BDSM. I didn't take the series seriously and just read it for the hell of it, to see what the hype was about. Besides, I had someone send it to my Kindle for free, so I wasn't missing out on anything. I didn't hate it, I wouldn't read it again and I admit I do LOL at all the crap I see on my Facebook newsfeed of women posting memes and stuff about the book and the Grey character. I think that's a little ridiculous.
05/15/2013
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by MrsandMrbunnysoffun
As I read the posts and comments on this book I understand how people are so taken by it. I have to admit I am dying to read it my self. From what I have read about the book I have to say it reminds me of the dominatrix's experiences and ... More
We like Exit to Eden, and maybe Fifty Shades' author tried to get the same tone, but they failed. The book appeared to have been written by an unskilled author who had no real world experience with BDSM at all. Seriously, you can find better works on Literotica.
05/17/2013
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
I didn't read this book or the Twilight books so I don't care...
05/17/2013
Bme Bme
Read part of it. Not very good writing.
05/18/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
When I read the little blurb in the back of the book that talked about the author, I found that she used to be a TV exec. I thought about that a lot when I was reading the book. Like "I could see how this part would sell to the masses", or, "I could see how a housewife would eat this up". To be honest the books reminds me of a dark Harlequin Romance novel. The head fucks are all there. "Love me, don't love me, love me, don't love me,"; the chick being a severe codependent, and need to "save" him. Um, not your job. That is what really disturbed me most about the book. It's full of mind fucking. I'm not in a BDSM relationship, and have never been, but the severe, destructive codependency outside of the bedroom disgusted me.
05/18/2013
Vanille Vanille
It's crap.

This is not a BDSM relationship, it's abuse masked as BDSM and it's really giving those (like me.) who are in this kind of a relationship a bad rap.
05/18/2013
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