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mchelgrif

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One blogger's take on "Fifty Shades of Gray" trilogy
Posted: Jul 10, 2012 11:37 AM
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I read this on Hot Air and found it interesting. I haven't read the books in question, so I have no comment on its validity. I do know the trilogy is a massive success, from the chatter. What do you all think? Just curious.

"Fifty Shades of Garbage" http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/07/10/50-shades-of-garbage/
ignacioschwarts

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Re: One blogger's take on "Fifty Shades of Gray" trilogy
Posted: Jul 10, 2012 11:40 AM   in response to: mchelgrif in response to: mchelgrif
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my wife tells me all the young girls at work are reading it. i don't think they know what good sex and good writing are
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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 11:47 AM   in response to: ignacioschwarts in response to: ignacioschwarts
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I do think that you could do so much better....lol
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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 11:57 AM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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with the sex or writing?
lins777

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 12:03 PM   in response to: ignacioschwarts in response to: ignacioschwarts
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Er, er, um, both of course! ;-)
cdhussey

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Re: One blogger's take on "Fifty Shades of Gray" trilogy
Posted: Jul 10, 2012 12:04 PM   in response to: mchelgrif in response to: mchelgrif
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Her review has no merit for me. I'm not even a huge fan of this series, but phrases like, "Whips and chains may excite Rhianna, but I don’t find them to be indicative of a healthy relationship."

Um...

Legitimate criticism of the overused phrases, the fanfic beginning, the scary stalker tendencies of Christian... I get that. But her criticisms sound like personal issues to me. And at 21 is she really trying to tell the world what people want in a relationship?

Plus, she asks where are the Rhett Butlers of the romance world? You mean, Rhett Butler, the bootlegger who enjoyed keeping company with prostitutes?

Sheesh. Bloggers...
lins777

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 12:15 PM   in response to: cdhussey in response to: cdhussey
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I agree with you. Actually, to be quite honest here I'm rather sickened by the vitriol that is aimed at this author. Ok, so she's not the best writer in the world, but my goodness she had an idea, which was unique and she's made a lot of money. I haven't read the book, but I actually applaud her. She fed an obvious 'need' maybe and she hasn't set out to hurt or insult...Some of my friends adore the books. I guess it's what ever rings your bells.

She must be crying all the way to the bank. Wish I'd thought of it! I read yesterday that she's sold over 2 million copies in the USA alone. Wow, that sum of money would certainly sort out my pension fund lol
ignacioschwarts

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 12:21 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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Er, er, um, both of course! ;-)

good answer.
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stephenholak

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:11 PM   in response to: mchelgrif in response to: mchelgrif
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Interesting. The question that springs to mind, is, if, as the blogger states, that this sort of thing is unhealthy and isn't what women want . . . why are half the women in the world reading this book, and then buying the next two? Hmmmm?
lins777

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:12 PM   in response to: ignacioschwarts in response to: ignacioschwarts
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Awww...go on then. You know you want to. I'll wait with baited breath...
ignacioschwarts

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:21 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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lost your e- mail address. if you put it up i'll let you know when i have it so you can take it down. there would be no daphne w/o you, and where is this hot pix of you?
poodle 500, worm. boss, p5, countess regina, iggy et al.
ps if you prefer I'll put up an address.
lins777

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:28 PM   in response to: ignacioschwarts in response to: ignacioschwarts
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Check your email Iggy,wormy! ;-)
ignacioschwarts

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:37 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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that's just it -whole e-mail thing went ka blamm. e-mails to me are going someplace
but not here. real mess, try dot com
address book , drafts , everything gone--somewhere, yes, momster

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lins777

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:42 PM   in response to: ignacioschwarts in response to: ignacioschwarts
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Done it!

Oh is that greenmoNster or greenmoMster? lol

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ignacioschwarts

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Posted: Jul 10, 2012 1:44 PM   in response to: lins777 in response to: lins777
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another typo mom MMMMMMM i know..........
don't forget hot pix!!

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