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Fifty Shades

Has anyone read any of this trilogy? One of my DILs gave me a copy of the first book. I ended by skimming through just to see how part 1 of the story ended, I found the book rather tedious and quite repetitive and can't be bothered to read parts 2 and 3. Maybe I'm just too old...

Posted at 13th Jul 2012 - 10:51PM   Posted by Lily   Fifty Shades Comments: 14

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CalicoKate's Avatar No but I have been reading a lot about it! I had thought that I understood it to be well written but 'racey'. 'Parently not tho! Perhaps the next PC book club read?!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 13th Jul 2012 at 11:09PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Milla reviewed it - very scathingly on FB . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 14th Jul 2012 at 12:03AM

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Faith's Avatar I've heard about it.... who hasn't? And Fifty Shades of ??? was I think the first or second question on Who wants to be a Millionnaire the other night. I saw it in Sainsbury's for 3 odd but I'm not interested in reading one racey episode after another. Like Lily, maybe I am too old these days....

Posted by: Faith on 14th Jul 2012 at 08:05AM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar No, I haven't read any of them and don't intend to. As with junk food there are junk books. I try to avoid junk food as I respect my health. My brain is special to me also.Laughing

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 14th Jul 2012 at 08:58AM

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Fennie's Avatar Of course I suppose you have to review it scathingly. You can't admit openly to liking it, or even to buying it, though you can pretend that you don't know what it is about (A History of Farrow and Ball?) and that you've been asked to write a review.

Someone said once that no book is quite so bad that you cannot learn at least something from it. But your review has to be scathing otherwise what would the neighbours say and the dustbinmen think? From what I have heard I'm not sure if it wouldn't cheer me up on a dull and thin morning.

Posted by: Fennie on 14th Jul 2012 at 09:05AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar I can only assume my recently married Niece is reading it...her husband posted this as her facebook status the other day...to teach her to log off properly!!!

"Reading 50 shades of grey and tweaking my ni**les again, love these books they make me want to just drag my husband upstairs and pull out the whips and paddles!"ShockedLaughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th Jul 2012 at 10:37AM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar LaughingLaughingLaughing

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 14th Jul 2012 at 10:42AM

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Lily's Avatar I like your point Fennie that you can learn at least one thing from any book- so have I learnt anything from 50 shades- well that would be telling!
Love your post FN, but always thought paddles went with canoe- as Fennie says we can always learn something.
Tend to think that maybe vols 2 +3 will soon be in the bargain bin.

Posted by: Lily on 14th Jul 2012 at 10:42AM

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Fennie's Avatar Paddles?!!? What does one do with paddles (note plural). Unless I suppose you are in a canoodling in a canoe, which is possible I suppose. Do tell!

Posted by: Fennie on 14th Jul 2012 at 11:34AM

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Camilla's Avatar You do make me laugh FNSmile I have a good use for a paddle and a whip for my HL.Rolling Eyes

Have not read the book, but as Fennie said perhaps there is something I could learn from it......Wink

Posted by: Camilla on 14th Jul 2012 at 12:09PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar But that would mean we would have to read every book just in case we missed something valuable. I don't think so.
These books are written not to educate but to make money. Emperor's New Clothes . . . . . ?

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 14th Jul 2012 at 12:37PM

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Lily's Avatar Sad world if everything has to educate, whatever happened to some light hearted fun?
Very few books are written with no thought at all re profit- OH has some very worthy medical tomes in his study- but I can't say I fancy reading them for my better education!

Posted by: Lily on 14th Jul 2012 at 12:46PM

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Lampworkbeader's Avatar I recently bought a Kindle and the first book I was offered at a reduced price was 50 Shades. Did they expect me to have a furtive peep? I didn't, no objection to the book but it's really not my thing. Far too many good books to read before I'd be even tempted.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 14th Jul 2012 at 01:53PM

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Inthemud's Avatar My daughters have read it and say it is very poorly written but the erotica is all that keeps people reading it!

Posted by: Inthemud on 14th Jul 2012 at 06:26PM

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