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Has anyone read 50 Shades of Grey? what did you think? I´ve read reviews that gave it from 1 to 5 stars so I really don´t know what to think... the plot doesnt seem that interesting though.
i haven't read it or looked into it, but my boss keeps mentioning it saying that "everyone" is reading it, meaning all of her 50-something friends...
i guess it's supposed to be kind of a sexy book?

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i haven't read it or looked into it, but my boss keeps mentioning it saying that "everyone" is reading it, meaning all of her 50-something friends...
i guess it's supposed to be kind of a sexy book?
More sexual than sexy I think...
Thanks Chrissy, maybe if it´s something 50 yos are reading I could give it a try
hopefully they´re not all 50 something housewives. I wonder if there´s a blonde long haired man on the cover

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Has anyone read 50 Shades of Grey? what did you think? I´ve read reviews that gave it from 1 to 5 stars so I really don´t know what to think... the plot doesnt seem that interesting though.
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i haven't read it or looked into it, but my boss keeps mentioning it saying that "everyone" is reading it, meaning all of her 50-something friends...
i guess it's supposed to be kind of a sexy book?
I find it a little bit embarrassing that a former twilight fan fiction, which was just bad as a fan fiction (yeah, I might have read bits of it, because it was getting ridiculous amounts of attention even as a ff and I was just curious), is getting such enormous attention as a book. But I attribute all the fuss about it to sex. If it is as explicit in the book as it was in the ff, then, yeah, people may get hooked. Sex is easy to sell. But all in all, I don’t think it has much literary value , it’s most probably a quick read.

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I find it a little bit embarrassing that a former twilight fan fiction, which was just bad as a fan fiction (yeah, I might have read bits of it, because it was getting ridiculous amounts of attention even as a ff and I was just curious), is getting such enormous attention as a book. But I attribute all the fuss about it to sex. If it is as explicit in the book as it was in the ff, then, yeah, people may get hooked. Sex is easy to sell. But all in all, I don’t think it has much literary value , it’s most probably a quick read.
That's not a very good recomendation for me then. I wouldn't buy a book just to read sex scenes, for that I'd just read a ff

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what are fan fictions??

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what are fan fictions??
fan fictions are stories that are written by fans of a certian book, tv series, band, anime or whatever... They take the characters but they create their own story, they tent to over-use sex scenes Some of them are very good, others are just godd3mn dreadfull. It's my guilty pleasure to read them

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It's my guilty pleasure to read them
Haha, mine too . Everybody needs something light to read. But then, some of fan fiction stories are asctually better written than regular books... and some (or rather maaany) are just porns without plot like Fifty Shades.
All in all, thanks to fan fiction I started reading in English, so I cannot diss it too much .

Here you have a pretty funny summary of what you can find in Fifty Shades - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...shades-of-grey.

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About 50 shades, I didn´t know it was fanfic about Twilight (don´t know how it fits with the book´s theme though...)
I rather download the fanfic for free than spend money on a book... but the thing with those Goodreads´reviews is that there are a lot of 1 star and 5 star ratings so I don´t know what to think is it worth reading even if it´s about sex or is it a book for horny housewives?

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Ooh.. I don't know how many times I have read that but it was one of those books in my teens.
I loved it too! So well written and sad.

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About 50 shades, I didn´t know it was fanfic about Twilight (don´t know how it fits with the book´s theme though...)
I rather download the fanfic for free than spend money on a book... but the thing with those Goodreads´reviews is that there are a lot of 1 star and 5 star ratings so I don´t know what to think is it worth reading even if it´s about sex or is it a book for horny housewives?
just from reading the plot description i know it's not worth picking up for me...

I know I'd be rolling my eyes so much that it would take forever to actually keep them on the page and get through the book...

definitely sounds like it should have a bare-chested manly man on the cover

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