12 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2012 10:57 PM by JenScheil

    Fifty Shades of Grey

      What a great series. I am loving the series. I can't wait to finish the final book. I have truly enjoyed my Nook since I got it. I have read more than I have ever read before.

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          Nevermore1

          It's not my usual genre of book but they were a good quick read.  There's a lot of repetition in them but wanting to find out more about Christian's background and what made him the way he is has kept me reading.  Getting ready to start the final book tonight.

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            LarryOnLI

            Well I finally finished this book yesterday.

             

            I found it very disappointing and tough to read.

             

            The descriptions in the book were vague and repetitive. If I was reading a paperback book I probably would have ripped the page out by the time I read about Christians slacks "hanging from his hips in that way" for the 10th time.

             

            In general I found the writing style juvenile, although I think the author could improve with training and experience.

             

            As for the story, I appears typical of fan fiction, more a stream of consciousness than a novel.

             

            The book had no real conclusion, I got to the end and kept trying to turn the page because it was so abrupt I thought there had to be more.

             

            I realize this is the first book in a trilogy, but I've always felt that the individual books in a series should be readable as stand-alone novels. That was not the case in this book, if you are not going to read the second (and I presume the third) don't start because nothing is resolved by the end of the first book.

             

            As erotic fiction it did not excite me, and as a drama/romance it failed to grab my interest. However now I feel qualified to give my opinion in all the conversations about this book going on, so I guess it was worth reading.

             

              • Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
                keriflur

                LarryOnLI wrote:

                Well I finally finished this book yesterday.

                 

                I found it very disappointing and tough to read.

                 


                I am very, very impressed.  I have a copy of the original FF and can't even bring myself to sample it.  Bad writing just kills me (and most of the issues you described come down to a lack of writing skill).

                 

                Cheers to you for your efforts!  *raises glass*

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                  MacMcK1957

                  LarryOnLI wrote:

                  Well I finally finished this book yesterday.

                   

                  I found it very disappointing and tough to read.

                   

                  ....

                   

                  As erotic fiction it did not excite me, and as a drama/romance it failed to grab my interest....

                   


                  Now aren't you sorry you wasted all that time, when you could have been doing something more interesting like watching paint dry?

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                  I have loved this book... My sister in law and I are on the final book and we have discovered a new set of books to read after we are finished with the final book... We heard that E.L. James is going to write another trilogy excpet this time from Christen's point of view and we can't wait to read it... I think that book is going to be really good..

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                    First Questions...What the heck is Twilight Fan fiction???!!! I guess I am behind the times on this one :-)

                     

                    I am actually reading Fifty shades now, just started the last book today. And like a few others I am very bored with the repetition, and the endless chapters of sex...seriously no one has that much sex. And I am one to say a good sex scene can def help a book...but not every three pages. I have gotten to the point where I am skimming them and then moving on so I can at least finish and see what the ending brings.

                     

                    One reader posted on Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series and I will echo him/her on that one...those are excellent quick reads and if you haven't you definitley should take a chance on them!

                      • Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
                        MacMcK1957

                        The author of this book originally wrote it about the characters from the Twilight book series and posted it on on Twilight fan sites.  When they became popular with the Twilight fans she then changed the character names and details so as not to violate copyrights.

                        • Re: Fifty Shades of Grey
                          keriflur

                          JenScheil wrote:

                          First Questions...What the heck is Twilight Fan fiction???!!! I guess I am behind the times on this one :-)

                           

                          I am actually reading Fifty shades now, just started the last book today. And like a few others I am very bored with the repetition, and the endless chapters of sex...seriously no one has that much sex. And I am one to say a good sex scene can def help a book...but not every three pages. I have gotten to the point where I am skimming them and then moving on so I can at least finish and see what the ending brings.

                           

                          One reader posted on Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series and I will echo him/her on that one...those are excellent quick reads and if you haven't you definitley should take a chance on them!


                          Have you read any of Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress books?  If you like Mercy Thompson you'd probably enjoy the Night Huntress series also.  And the sex scenes (there's 1-2 per book) are hot and well written, unlike in Fifty Shades.

                           

                          http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/halfway-to-the-grave-jeaniene-frost/1100238945?ean=9780061245084