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Fifty Shades of Grey - February 7th 2015, 11:56 PM

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Currently I am reading the first book to the trilogy of Fifty Shades of Grey, and I just adore it, I'm finding it very fascinating, and interesting. I am really excited for the movie to be released on Valentine's Day so I can watch it. I am about 1/3 into the book and it's just getting more fascinating and interesting.

For the last two days, I've been drinking very strong coffee and reading the book. It's been years since I picked up a novel and read it, this is the first in a very long time. It's honestly the best book I've read in my life.

Is anyone else reading the trilogy as well or has read it already and is excited for the movie?

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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey - February 8th 2015, 01:48 AM

Weak book in my eyes. I read fragments of it out of curiosity and nope. Just nope.

I might watch the movie for the lolz though.


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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey - February 8th 2015, 02:56 AM

I read the books during work experience at my dad's shop because I was an immature 15 year old that was compelled to read it because of the sex scenes- I did laugh at a few because well, again, I was an immature 15 year old who's best friend was dirty minded and I laughed when I flipped to a page which made me snicker.
However, the plot throughout the trilogy (I read all three books ) did captivate me and that was the main reason I read them.
Of course my mum wasn't please but then she read the trilogy (and re-read them) and told me she over-estimated them.

I'm not looking forward to the movie (I'm probably too young, I know) but it doesn't look good in my opinion. I have two friends who also read the trilogy and they are excited for the movie, I'm not really interested so I say good luck to them if they want to see it.




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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey - February 8th 2015, 06:50 AM

My brother read the book (WHY? I said, to somebody with such a judgmental ego) and he said it was a really poorly written book. But I wouldnt know, and like I said, hes very judgmental.


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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey - February 8th 2015, 10:22 AM

I hate this book series.

It's poorly written fan-fiction (it was originally a Twilight fanfic) and gives a poor example of what BDSM is supposed to be like. If you're reading this book it is NOT BDSM it's abuse. Since you said you didn't want any spoilers I won't really go into why it's abusive on this thread but for anyone that's interested here's a list of 50 examples of abuse throughout the book: http://theramblingcurl.blogspot.co.u...hades.html?m=1

Please don't go and see the film just for the lols, the more money they make the more this terrible trilogy will be around romaticising abusive relationships.
   
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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey - February 8th 2015, 01:37 PM

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I hate this book series.

It's poorly written fan-fiction (it was originally a Twilight fanfic) and gives a poor example of what BDSM is supposed to be like. If you're reading this book it is NOT BDSM it's abuse. Since you said you didn't want any spoilers I won't really go into why it's abusive on this thread but for anyone that's interested here's a list of 50 examples of abuse throughout the book: http://theramblingcurl.blogspot.co.u...hades.html?m=1

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I am taking the book with a open mind, no judgements. It's something new that I am reading and I do enjoy it, I find it to be very interesting. I've wanted to read Fifty Shades of Grey but I heard many negative stories but I was always interested to read the book (I was afraid of judgements) and with a movie coming out, it's even more exciting.

I am curious to how they made the movie, what happens. From the trailer I've seen it's just like how the book started and it's mind blowing how they can put what was in the book on film.

Some people enjoy watching horror movies or reading horror books and some don't (as an example to reading material and movies). It's just a personal taste, and you are completely right that some agree and disagree with the book.


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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey - February 8th 2015, 03:55 PM

Hey there,

I've read all three books, out of them all my favourites are the first and second. The third book just seems to get even more far-fetched to me. I think these books have definitely paved the path for other writers of the same sort of genre to get recognition for their work. I just feel that all though this is fiction there are many ordinary people in the world into domination/submission and it could have been kept a little more realistic. Personally, I enjoyed the books and I will be going to see the film next week, it's definitely an eye opener and I am really intrigued to see how they will manage to make it work without being too over the top.

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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey - February 8th 2015, 05:06 PM

I mean to read it because I'm a sex educator and people refer to it a lot. I know that the relationship they portray is a poor representation of the BDSM community, and that it's a very unhealthy relationship. People often attribute the emotional abuse to the BDSM, but this is not true. BDSM couples can have very healthy relationships, but the one shown in this book is not. I also heard from my grandma (...yeah, she read it. ) that it was poorly written. But I have yet to read it.


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