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Old July 1 2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn...?
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Old July 1 2012, 09:45 PM   #17
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Common TrekBBS obsession: trucks that turn into robots that punch other robots.

50 Shades' readers' obsession: super-rich, smokin' hot people having lots and lots of mind-blowing sex.


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Old July 1 2012, 09:47 PM   #18
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I was at the book store (yes, a real live bookstore!) the other day and saw this. They had an entire wall dedicated to the trilogy (because of course it's a trilogy). I have absolutely no desire to read it.

I'm starting to think it isn't that difficult to write popular novels. I might just whip up a trilogy about sex-crazed teenage time-traveling dinosaur hunters and see how long it takes for somebody to turn it into a movie.
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Old July 1 2012, 10:27 PM   #19
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I'm starting to think it isn't that difficult to write popular novels. I might just whip up a trilogy about sex-crazed teenage time-traveling dinosaur hunters and see how long it takes for somebody to turn it into a movie.
I'd buy that!
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Old July 1 2012, 10:40 PM   #20
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Yeah...and now i actually kind of want to write it.
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Old July 1 2012, 10:57 PM   #21
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My theory is that the initial buzz came from the internet stories about the sexy Twilight fan fiction, and as soon as the idea of this being the next big thing caught on, people bought it, actually making it the next big thing.
Soooo... all the 60 year old mums are buying it because the buzz from internet...?

I don't believe you can surpass Harry Potter and Twilight just with this

Here in Italy is the number 1 not-italian bestseller and I assure you none know about its roots as Twilight fan fiction!
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Old July 2 2012, 04:46 AM   #22
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http://www.examiner.com/article/fift...ling-book-ever

This is the first time I've heard of this. Apparently these books, starting with 50 Shades of Grey, have become the next book phenomenon and holds the title of fastest-selling novel beating Harry Potter and Twilight. They are now even going to be turned into movies.

I can understand Harry Potter and Twilight getting popular. One has a boy learning he is a wizard and going to a magic school, while the other has a vampire and a teenage girl falling in love with each other.

But this? I glanced at the plot of the first book it looks like it is just romance with a bunch of BDSM sex. Amusingly this series started out as Twilight fan fiction.

How did these books get so huge? Has anyone here read them or seen others reading these books?
My girlfriend never like Harry Potter, but she loves 50 Shade of Gray . We can not believe that it did better than Twilight that is unreal .
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Old July 2 2012, 09:44 AM   #23
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I saw some woman in WH Smiths the other day buying all three books. My first thought was, isn't it a risk to buy all three when you might not even get into the first? My second was how huge they are! The nature of the books aside I just envisage there must be some kind of global conspiracy sub plot to justify the wordage!!

A friend of mine was explaining some of the sex scenes to me the other day, my neice was wittering on on Facebook about getting it to see what all the fuss was about, and there was even some woman on the bus today wafting it around! It's every bloody where!

As a writer with pretentions of making it someday, I find the entire thing both incredibly depressing and yet curiously uplifting at the same time.
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Old July 2 2012, 09:48 AM   #24
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I saw some woman in WH Smiths the other day buying all three books. My first thought was, isn't it a risk to buy all three when you might not even get into the first? My second was how huge they are! The nature of the books aside I just envisage there must be some kind of global conspiracy sub plot to justify the wordage!!

A friend of mine was explaining some of the sex scenes to me the other day, my neice was wittering on on Facebook about getting it to see what all the fuss was about, and there was even some woman on the bus today wafting it around! It's every bloody where!

As a writer with pretentions of making it someday, I find the entire thing both incredibly depressing and yet curiously uplifting at the same time.

Now you know all you have to do is write a book that's basically a mid-life crisis and it'll sell.
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Old July 2 2012, 09:50 AM   #25
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Yes but it has to be mid-life crisis with soft porn.
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Old July 2 2012, 09:51 AM   #26
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Well I'm about the right age...

But I'm a bloke, so it'll be classed as porn, not 'erotica'.
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Old July 2 2012, 09:54 AM   #27
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Yes but it has to be mid-life crisis with soft porn.
And an uplifting feminist message, such as you can get a rich guy to give you a good seeing to by being kinky.

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Well I'm about the right age...

But I'm a bloke, so it'll be classed as porn, not 'erotica'.
A bloke having a mid-life crisis with a book full of sex would be sick filth. For women it's classy though.
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Old July 2 2012, 10:06 AM   #28
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I'm guessing these books are aimed at the cougars who have nothing to accompany their Michael Buble CD, scented candle and pick 'n mix vibrator collection in the hiatus between Twilight books.
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Old July 2 2012, 10:08 AM   #29
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I'm guessing these books are aimed at the cougars who have nothing to accompany their Michael Buble CD, scented candle and pick 'n mix vibrator collection in the hiatus between Twilight books.
You have your copies on order then?
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Old July 2 2012, 10:13 AM   #30
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Only because you didn't want them arriving at yours with the family looking on.
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