50 shades of opinions…
You are all entitled to your opinions on this hot topic book that’s apparently being snatched off shelves, defamed, acclaimed, and burned…
all I have to say about it is, the author knows her target audience well, and writes for them, and them alone.
I was taught that this is a sign of a good writer, so I commend her.
though it’s not my cup of tea, I have read bits of it with out gagging, so hurray.
As an Erotic Fantasy-esque Novel this book is exactly what it should be.
enough emotional/lovestuff/romance writing to make the book good for women who want a story, and it definitely isn’t lacking in the imagery department when it comes to the -ahem- carnal scenes.
I know many women who would spit on this book and rant endlessly about how it shames the name of literature, and then sneak off and secretly stoop over their own copies at home or hide in a corner of a coffee shop and flick through the pages on their e-readers…
Romance novels are porn for women. yay.
There’s much worse books published every day.
so say what you will, read it or don’t, but is it worth your time at the end of the day cursing the author and those who find joy within the book’s pages?
The outcry is what made me actually give the book a second glance, so thank you all who filled my twitter and facebook newsfeeds full of “OMG YUCK WTF”s and “this book is trash” posts.
Once again I will state that this book is not something I would assign an honored place on my bookshelves, but it has its merits.
I don’t think preteens should be reading it. That’s just my opinion. Not for some pseudo-religious ideals of purity and innocence, but just because I think this kind of material can confuse young minds and possibly warp their priorities, at a time when they’re not even sure of who they are… but do what you feel is necessary, because nothing is going to keep a hormonally psychotic tween from finding out about sex, especially if you try to make that knowledge forbidden.
I grew up on books that didn’t put sexual love on a pedestal. Friendship, trust, and honesty created love, and that love made a secure foundation for the characters in those stories to build lives worth living, and loving relationships that lasted.
This book and others like it are pure fantasy. I for one can not hate the book for being an outlet for another woman’s desires, therefore I don’t find any fault in the book besides it not being something I’d buy and read again and again.