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Old July 2 2012, 10:18 AM   #31
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Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

Shush, they know I come here, unlike half the people here, so they might read that.
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Old July 2 2012, 10:35 AM   #32
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Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

I am gonna wait for the audio version(s) myself

Anyways..I read about the books on an article on the BBC News website, last week. Never heard about these before that.
If people like to buy and enjoy reading them, then I do not have anything against that.
Not something I would however place on top of my personal reading list..
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Old July 2 2012, 03:07 PM   #33
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Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

I'd agree on the size, I ordered it from Amazon expecting a fairly thin book (seen as every one seems to have read all three in a short amount of time) but was surprised how chunky it was.


Again, can't say the sex scenes shocked me really. Compared to the sex scenes in American Psycho they're very tame
For example, the chapter "girls"
http://www.e-reading.org.ua/chapter....an_Psycho.html



If women in their 40s+ are indeed the main readers I guess I could see how they might find it a bit blush worthy, having not grown up with internet access and porn so easy to access like kids have nowadays
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Old July 2 2012, 03:07 PM   #34
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I am gonna wait for the audio version(s) myself
Here!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on3JCwnwHbU
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Old July 2 2012, 06:17 PM   #35
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Shush, they know I come here, unlike half the people here, so they might read that.
Surely, you Down loaded it, and read it aloud to your family.
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Old July 2 2012, 06:44 PM   #36
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Old July 3 2012, 12:59 AM   #37
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The first 80 pages are free on amazon and I decided to check it out. Couldn't make it through the first 40 pages due to the awful prose. My favorite was the fact that the narrator was a fan of British classic literature but can't be bothered to actually name any book or even a time period. Forget that the narrator obviously wasn't a reader of anything beyond People magazine, but I also suspect that James just couldn't think of any literature.
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Old July 3 2012, 06:32 AM   #38
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[snigger]
Did STK pwn me in to silence there?
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Old July 11 2012, 04:28 AM   #39
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'50 Shades of Grey' movies to be produced by team behind 'The Social Network'
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EL James may rewrite 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from perspective of novels’ billionaire Christian Grey
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Old July 11 2012, 11:22 AM   #41
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Great.. get ready for the next big thing after Harry Potter and Twillight.

Middle aged women who seek the perfect relationship/sex and apparently get it.. wish fulfilment fantasy at its best. Just the target demographic has switched from kids/teenagers to middle aged women.
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Old July 11 2012, 12:53 PM   #42
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Great.. get ready for the next big thing after Harry Potter and Twillight.

Middle aged women who seek the perfect relationship/sex and apparently get it.. wish fulfilment fantasy at its best. Just the target demographic has switched from kids/teenagers to middle aged women.
I saw a teenage girl buying the book today. I REALLY hope she was buying it for her mom and not for herself. I would hate to see this thing's popularity spread from the moms to the entire female audience.
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Old July 11 2012, 01:19 PM   #43
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Trust me; it won't spread to the entire female reading population.
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Old July 11 2012, 01:52 PM   #44
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My neice was saying she was going to get it to see what all the fuss was about (just to stress she's almost 21, not 9 or anything!) and I think at least half the sales are down to that, just to see what the fuss is about.

I can't believe she's just going to write the three books again from 'his' perspective. Smacks of milking a cash cow (well she's maybe self aware enough to know this is going to be her one and only success)
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My Sister-in-Law is reading it, she offered to let my niece read it, she's 16, my niece called her sad.
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