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Old July 22 2012, 06:22 PM   #106
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Re: 50 Shades Of Grey phenomenon? Mommy porn outsells Potter and Twili

Topless Robot: where you go for massive amounts of WTF fanfic. There's some there that's downright traumatizing. And there's some that makes you wonder what the author was on.
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Old July 22 2012, 07:08 PM   #107
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I know a couple of women who never read books that have picked up the 1st of these and seem to be really into it.

So it's definitely penetrating (ha) into the population of people who don't normally read, and I thin that has a lot to do with it's success.

I tried reading it out of curiosity and was kind of bored by it.
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Old July 23 2012, 07:27 PM   #108
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I'm not gonna (or want to) argue against BDSM, what consenting people get up I couldn't care less about. But all I'm saying is I have read the book, and it's fairly explicitly stated that Christian Grey gets his rocks off by inflicting pain on women.
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Old July 25 2012, 12:01 PM   #109
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Few women's opinion about the book(s):

EL James' erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, began as a self-published e-book but has gone on to top the bestseller lists.
The story about billionaire businessman Christian Grey's romance with literature student, Anastasia Steele, became the first book to sell more than one million copies on Amazon's Kindle e-reading device and the fastest adult paperback novel to sell one million print copies.
BBC News joined the Camden Girls Book Group at their regular meeting at Drink Shop & Do in London to get their take on the book:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18972630

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Old July 25 2012, 06:46 PM   #110
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I find it odd that there are age limits on games, but there a young girls buying this book.
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Old July 29 2012, 10:55 AM   #111
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This has to be the best review of this book.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...shades-of-grey

Explains the real reason women are reading it!
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Old July 29 2012, 11:13 AM   #112
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"Puts the 'B' in to Anal" is a cover quote if I ever saw one.
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Old July 29 2012, 11:47 AM   #113
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Who's reading this?

Maybe you need to listen to it instead:
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Old July 29 2012, 12:08 PM   #114
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Who's reading this?

Maybe you need to listen to it instead:

If I had that audio version I might just be able to get through this book instead of giving up reading just a few pages of the Amazon Look Inside feature.
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Old July 29 2012, 05:08 PM   #115
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I have managed to finish the 1st book, but I don't think I can make it though the other two.
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Old July 30 2012, 12:38 AM   #116
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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?
Twilight and Stephenie Meyer could have the last laugh though if only because this series was actually a Twilight fanfic published FREE on fanfiction.net a few years ago. Christian and Ana were Edward and Bella.
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Old July 30 2012, 12:35 PM   #117
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^ Wait... so '50 Shades' is actually... 'My Immortal'?????
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Old July 30 2012, 04:17 PM   #118
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No

It was an extremely popular fanfic named "Master of the Universe" by the same writer (or MOTU in twific parlance). Her moniker as a fanfic writer was "Snowqueens Icedragon".

There was even a YT vid made (the most watched one, at least) by JustBiel that's been since re-uploaded from what I can tell. It was hugely popular with millions of hits at one point:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1HGsNdays&feature=plcp


And this is the second vid she put up. They were both hugely popular. It doesn't surprise me that 50 Shades is this popular. After MOTU was published, some fans even wanted Pattinson to sign on a MOTU printout, from what I've heard lol. Both Pattinson and Stewart knew about MOTU. It was that popular. I'm not surprised she went to a publisher with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqTAZ...feature=relmfu

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Old July 30 2012, 07:29 PM   #119
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^ Wait... so '50 Shades' is actually... 'My Immortal'?????
The Twilight equivalent, just more successful.
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Old July 30 2012, 10:48 PM   #120
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My Immortal was Harry Potter. And someone's actually come forward on FF saying he was Tara Gilesbie.
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