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To think it was just a shite book now get over it

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InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 21:31:15

www.radiotimes.com/episode/rk75c/great-sexpectations-sex-story---fifty-shades-of-grey

Why do we need docs and films about a shite fanfiction book.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 20-Nov-12 21:34:58

For the same reasons you started this thread? People like to talk about things that have been over-hyped.

McChristmasPants2012 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:40:59

I personally enjoyed the books, they relit the passion for reading.

amarylisnightandday Tue 20-Nov-12 21:42:00

Yanbu I. Any way it's bloody worse that bloody twilight

redlac Tue 20-Nov-12 21:47:06

Yanbu - of course it's worse than Twilight - It was a shite writers shite bit of fanfiction based on Twilight smile

KatyPeril Tue 20-Nov-12 21:48:00

YANBU. I did attempt it. I regret that decision!

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 21:48:30

Documentary exploring the phenomenon of EL James's erotic novel, which is the UK's fastest-selling paperback of all time. The programme examines the sociological and cultural effects that Fifty Shades of Grey is having on the nation, with visits to a spanking class for novices and an S&M couple who have had contracts for sex drawn up for each other.

That is ridiculous!

thegreylady Tue 20-Nov-12 21:48:53

Gosh it was awful...but I read it to see what all the fuss was about.It didn't 'relight a passion for reading' it made soft porn acceptable and allowed women to feel a bit naughty by reading it in public.It/they demean women in every possible way.
yanbu

picnicbasketcase Tue 20-Nov-12 21:49:05

Fucks sake.

Portofino Tue 20-Nov-12 21:49:24

Tis misogynist twaddle - like Twilight - and I thought we were over these threads.

McChristmasPants2012 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:51:02

Well for me it did, before 50sog ( which I got so I could join in with the conversation at work) I didn't pick up a book in over 6 years.

thegreylady Tue 20-Nov-12 21:54:36

I am afraid that is not a comment on the book MCP but on you.What you have read since is more relevant I think.

Uppermid Tue 20-Nov-12 21:57:50

What's the problem? Some people enjoyed it, others didn't. Why does anyone have to be right/wrong?

McChristmasPants2012 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:58:05

My current book is Days of Blood and Starlight, the book before was the hunger games, a walk in the park. I am greeting a nice little pile of books smile

McChristmasPants2012 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:58:53

Getting *

charlmarascoxo Tue 20-Nov-12 22:01:09

I'm actually proud of the fact that I've never read this book.

I was sitting across from a woman at the airport who was reading it with the smuggest smile on her face. It made me feel a tiny bit eww.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 22:04:19

I'm not really interested whether people smugly like or dislike this book. My nan loved this book and kept telling me how hot she was getting eww. What really bugs me is it was shitly written, fan fiction and got given a label <mummy porn> and apparently its changed us all into S&M and being a dominatrix!

fridgepants Tue 20-Nov-12 22:06:04

Soft porn is acceptable. It's just that most porn is pretty nasty/crap/unarousing, and women have grown up believing that looking at sexual entertainment is dirty or wrong.

That said, I knew I could never take the book seriously when I learned that you know C.Grey is a mysterious, brooding intellectual by....his Matrix and Fight Club posters. Take your fedora and fuck off, Grey.

Softlysoftly Tue 20-Nov-12 22:13:33

Your man told you how hot it got her????

<<passes op brain bleach>>

I haven't read it in protest but a doc investigating just why such a pile of crap the book was such a runaway hit would be interesting actually as you can't deny that it was!

Softlysoftly Tue 20-Nov-12 22:13:56

Nan ffs

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 22:25:16

I know it was terrible softly she even bought me all 3 books for my birthday <bathes in bleach>

Ghostsgowoooh Tue 20-Nov-12 22:35:53

The books were badly written and repetitive. That's why I didn't like them.

threestepsforward Tue 20-Nov-12 22:38:33

I have been overdosing on chic-lit recently, to my shame, and was amazed at how similar "Unsticky" by Sarah Manning was to 50 Shades of Grey.

Not so intrigued that I checked out the publishing timelines mind you, but there are so many similarities - young girl, older guy, signature of a non-disclosure agreement etc...

Unsticky not as rude as 50 Shades though.

InNeedOfBrandy Tue 20-Nov-12 22:45:55

^^ know what to get my nan for christmas now grin

ratspeaker Tue 20-Nov-12 22:49:23

Every so often we get books that get overhyped or "go viral"
but people read them, talk about them, even if its to deride them

The fact is people like to discuss and comment on them

I do feel inadequate as I can't join in a discussion on Da Vinci Code, Twilight or Shades of Grey

but ask me about Isaac Asimov, Christopher Brookmyre, Ian Rankin, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett...

to each their own

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