Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby LilMaibe » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:18 pm

Hopefully Dx
And you know, as far as I know, it's not the first book that buggers the mind like that.
I think the titles are City Of Bones etc...books filled with blatant plagiarism, taking whole PAGES OF TEXT straight from other books like Harry Potter...and yet did get published...and sold well...
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby raisindot » Mon May 07, 2012 12:33 pm

Well, apparently this godawful fanfic-cum-mommy porn is now the best-selling series of "books" in the U.S.

Just goes to show--doesn't matter how much of a hack you are--write something that grabs the zeitgist and you're a best-seller.
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby LilMaibe » Mon May 07, 2012 9:36 pm

While I know not everyone of you is fond of tumblr, this might be interesting to those that want to get an impression of the book:
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The comments by the one running the side often make it at least a little ... standable...
Enjoy
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby serendipnick » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:59 pm

Hah! Although it shames me to admit this, I actually read this. I have kind of a problem with reading, not unlike some people and junk food or crack. After about three pages I was like, "I have to stop!", but I just couldn't stop looking. It exerts a bizarre hold, not unlike the sight of a small decaying woodland animal corpse. It stinks but at the same time it's morbidly fascinating.

Anyway. Fifty Shades of Puke is every bit as twee and and vile as its origins as a Twilight fanfic would imply. It is about a generic thinks-herself-skinny-and-dull-but-is-mysteriously-attractive-to-billionaires heroin and her tortured relationship (pardon the pun) with a handsome billionaire with a BDSM thing going on. I could mock the abysmal writing (any writer who uses "he smirked" in a non-comic sense deserves to be put in the stocks), or the storyline, or anything... in a way, there are so many things to hate about the book that it's almost worth it... but not really. It's horrible. :D
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Dotsie » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:11 pm

:lol: Thanks for helping me to avoid it!
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:31 pm

I was looking for a book to read at Phoenix airport and saw the offending book. I got Coraline instead. ;)
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:41 pm

Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:37 am

Fifty Shades of Grey now the fastest selling paperback since records began.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ds-newsxml
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Antiq » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:08 am

Heard of it (hard to avoid hearing of it), haven't read it so I can't honestly comment. I suspect one description I read might be close to the mark - Mills and Bang :lol:
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:29 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:01 pm

Jonny Klein ‏@jonnyjsmall

I'm reliably informed that #50ShadesOfGrey is a pretty easy read. My housemate told me she flicked all the way through it.


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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby raisindot » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:22 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Jonny Klein ‏@jonnyjsmall

I'm reliably informed that #50ShadesOfGrey is a pretty easy read. My housemate told me she flicked all the way through it.


I'd call that a flicker of hope :D
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:51 pm

last month I received that for the shop, but didn't sell it (and didn't read it). Now that I've given that back, they gave me "fifty shades of black" ... guess I won't be selling that either...
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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Dotsie » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:49 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Jonny Klein ‏@jonnyjsmall

I'm reliably informed that #50ShadesOfGrey is a pretty easy read. My housemate told me she flicked all the way through it.


:mrgreen: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Can anyone 'splain Fifty Shades of Gray to me?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:17 am

From Twitter:

50 Sheds of Grey @50shedsofgrey

'Hurt me,' she begged, raising her skirt as she bent over my workbench. 'Very well,' I replied, 'You've got fat ankles and no dress sense.'


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