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Posted on Dec 12, 2012 6:36:30 AM PST
petesy says:
Fifty Shades of Gray was a horrible book, the writing the stupid story line, and i fell into buying the book due to all the excitement about it. I never finished it and that is the first for me, i ALWAYS finish a book.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 7:31:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012 7:35:41 AM PST
You obviously never were an adolescent male. Is Nancy Drew your idea of adolescence? Salinger's dialogue alone is magnificent and pitch perfect for a boy learning to curse at the world and society around him. Women can be really dense and close minded and know nothing at all about life with a penis. Join a convent. I am referring to the empty headed pans of "Catcher in the Rye" in case I posted this wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 8:30:26 AM PST
I agree. I never figured it out. On the other hand, my mother loved it. Go figure!

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 8:40:25 AM PST
Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Everything there is to hate about a book, I hate about The Bell Jar. The book is the biggest waste of trees and school education time in the history of English Lit.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 9:33:00 AM PST
Betsy Rose says:
Agree 100% and love the word 'dreck.'

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 9:36:34 AM PST
Betsy Rose says:
Try The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, subtitled Ode to Cuban Genitalia. Trash into the trash.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 12:35:42 PM PST
Sue says:
I agree Fifty Shades of Gray was a waste of time! After fifty pages and I had to look at the cover to see if I was reading the correct book.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 3:00:21 PM PST
aussie says:
absolutely worst trash ive have ever tried to read...there was no merit in writing or story??????aussie

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 3:03:25 PM PST
aussie says:
fifty shades of whatever..worst triology trash ever gone to press..sad when you can get rich this way..

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 3:38:06 PM PST
I agree. I stuck with it thinking it'd get better. It was at least 200 pages too long!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 7:27:09 PM PST
kkatydid says:
I may be in the minority, but I agree with you! The smirking, eye-rolling, lip-biting and palm twitching got old really fast. Couldn't they do anything else?

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 7:21:55 AM PST
gypsyartist says:
And now they say they are going to make a movie of it? So many wonderful books out there that would do so well brought to the big screen. Why this one?? Will it be X-rated?

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 3:32:25 PM PST
J. Moyle says:
I for one am very glad I read the reviews on 50 Shades so never wasted a penny on one.

I remember years back being hooked on anything Rosemary Rogers. I think whoever mentioned good authors writing junk in time for Christmas is correct as I seem to remember this book being released in time. That had to be the very last Rosemary Rogers book I ever purchased, the book? "The Wanton". So poorly written and not at all her style. Was able to read nearly 100 pages as I recall before tossing in trash. Since then any book other than one written by Iris Johanson or Vince Flynn released in November is left on the shelf until I check actual and normal reader's reviews and not those hyped reviews.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 3:37:00 PM PST
gypsyartist says:
I try to stick with authors I know best. But, once in awhile I'll try someone new. Sometimes with good results, especially first novels. But, with 50 Shades, it was all hype. She has a good PR person. (stay away from Stuart Woods - and most of Patterson).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 4:25:38 PM PST
aussie says:
Me also but such hype friends said you must read this...couldnt believe gtheir
I also stick to my authors with new ones recommended

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 4:27:29 PM PST
aussie says:
unfortunately did nt do that as i never read this sort of junk wont be caught again

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 4:29:02 PM PST
aussie says:
are they trying to a rollins book i think it would be such a crass waste of time and money cant even imagine what they would use as a story line i read maybe 100 pages...yuk

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 4:30:47 PM PST
aussie says:
apparently according to another post are going for movie rights...what??????????could they possibly do for a story

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 6:43:21 PM PST
Mike D says:
Good point. I never looked at the Marketing aspect of releasing books in time for Christmas. I guess waiting for the reviews to come out before buying a book is problably a good strategy, especially at Christmas time!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 11:26:48 AM PST
Solitaire says:
Have to agree. Time you don't get back. And then a movie?! Dreadful. Don't think you could get a passing grade handing this in as a short story in a Creative Writing class.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 11:48:52 AM PST
gree says:
The only Stephen King book I read was 11/22/63--and I'll never read another! The literati would disagree with me but I would add Love in the time of Cholera.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 11:52:50 AM PST
Kim says:
A pity, Rose Madder got me hooked on Stephen King. The Green Mile was one of his best books I've read and of course,

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 12:20:14 PM PST
I looked forward to Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil. B-O-R-I-N-G! I paid a mint for it too - sooooo not worth it!

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 1:32:10 PM PST
gypsyartist says:
I felt the same way about Midnight In the Garden. Such an alluring title...but, boring. Thankfully, I got it from the library.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 1:39:49 PM PST
gree says:
My son gave it to me with the comment that I might like to try it but he would not waste his time to finish Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It still sits, untried, on my bookshelf.
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