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50 shades of grey

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HerMomma Tue 17-Jul-12 06:42:25

Is it any good? Worth going out an getting the trilogy?

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 17-Jul-12 06:48:34

I'm deliberately not going to read it. It's like 'Da Vinci Code' all over again and I can't stand hype. <grumpy old woman emoticon>

nizlopi Tue 17-Jul-12 13:18:29

There are so many better books out there, honestly don't waste your time on this pos

NoraHelmer Tue 17-Jul-12 13:31:27

Our local Asda has set out a whole table laden with copies of this pos trilogy clearly expecting many sales. Tbh I wouldn't touch it. Will never be reading it. I hope I have better taste in books. Don't waste your money.

Toomanyworriedsonhere Tue 17-Jul-12 13:33:57

This is why I heart mumsnet.
I am also not going near it.

MrsHelsBels74 Tue 17-Jul-12 13:35:08

Stay away....really!

Losingitall Tue 17-Jul-12 13:35:55

It's very Very bad. Don't waste your time.

PetiteRaleuse Tue 17-Jul-12 13:42:57

I read it. It passed a couple of days of sick leave. I quite enjoyed it actually, but there are thousands of other books which are better. It's really badly written, and a little strange in places, but if you fancy some mindless easy to read trash then why not? I wouldn't buy the actual books - I got them cheap on my kindle.

noddyholder Tue 17-Jul-12 13:44:02

It is garbage buy something else!

MumofDantheMan Tue 17-Jul-12 13:52:41

I've read all three and to be honest the "naughty" its get boring after a while they are all the same haha I became more interested in the story than those parts.

Shakey1500 Tue 17-Jul-12 14:01:46

I rashly bought it in Sainsbury's. What a pile of auld shite. Appallingly written with a distinct overuse of the phrases "Oh my" and "Holy shit".

I will not buy the other two though someone could PM me how it ends as I am a teensy bit curious grin

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 17-Jul-12 14:05:05

It's pants. I read it at work because I was bored silly and it was the only book available to me.

I was still bored silly but read the whole trilogy anyhow. It was football season or tennis or one of the two and the book wasn't quite so boring as sports or staring into space, although staring into space won out a few times.

Shakey it ends exactly how you have imaged it will. It's boring and predictable.

The Hunger Games is good. I'm reading that at work atm. I almost don't want my shifts to end grin

HerMomma Tue 17-Jul-12 15:41:09

Thanks everyone! I don't think I want to buy it now..

Lovemy3kids Tue 17-Jul-12 15:44:54

I started to read it and got as far as the end of Chapter 10 and then gave up....it was a struggle to read that far!! All my friends think I am potty because i just couldn't get into the book. Not well written at all IMO! smile

Ra88 Tue 17-Jul-12 17:08:06

It's q good read of only for the actual story not the sex . After the second book I skimmed the sex and just read the story as it was quite "samey" the story is good though

I've given up, just couldnt get into it!

JinnyClaypole Wed 18-Jul-12 15:23:51

I heard it was about emotional abuse and stalking of a disturbingly stupid young woman? With a bit of spanking?

tanfastic Wed 18-Jul-12 15:24:38

Halfway through book two...struggling now. Finding it repetitive, irritating and boring. Offended quite a few people on FB when I said I thought it was written for simpletons blush

urbanturban Wed 18-Jul-12 15:26:27

It's awful! grin

I managed to persevere to the end of book 1 as I hate not to ginsh a book i have started, but I just googled the other two to see what happened and I am SO glad I didn't waste any more time reading them!

D0oinMeCleanin Wed 18-Jul-12 15:26:40

There is stalking involved Jinny, although I wouldn't say Ana was the victim of emotional abuse. She is dim and irritating, but not abused. Or at least most of her personalities are not abused.

JinnyClaypole Wed 18-Jul-12 15:30:19

Ah Dooin. My friend told me he manipulates her a lot. She (friend) was really unimpressed at the crappy relationship that's meant to be 'difficult but somehow romantic'.

HerMomma Mon 23-Jul-12 01:10:23

Don't think I will read it..

BertieBotts Mon 23-Jul-12 01:24:33

It IS manipulative and controlling. Which is emotionally abusive.

Nothing like a real BDSM relationship, or so I am told, not having personal experience.

<Lets self get dragged into yet another 50 shades thread>

Watch this for a helpful summary! www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhWrsVlNgVo

iMoniker Mon 23-Jul-12 02:31:40

50 shades of drivel.

Don't do it.

Ulysses Mon 23-Jul-12 06:58:00

I'd never tell anyone not to read a book and tbf it's so thin in plot and characterisation you can easily read it in a few days.

However, some of the reviews are far more entertaining than the book and this one manages to be funny and convey the sheer ridiculousness of the book and the hysteria around it Best Review Ever

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