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So, who here has read "Fifty Shades of Gray"? There's been so much talk about the book that I thought I'd check it out. I did the same with "Twilight" when it first came out -- I read the first one just to see what all the fuss was about. I expected I'd dislike Fifty just like I disliked Twilight, and feel free to walk away all safe in the knowledge that I have finer tastes in reading than the vast majority of that book's readers.

But, you know what? I'm kind of really enjoying it. Not gonna spoil anything, but I'm so surprised to actually like it and I had to know if anyone else felt that way.

I don't even hate the female lead character, which I suspect is because I've so thoroughly blocked Twilight girlie character out of my brain due to PTSD caused by that...book. I don't even picture that actor when I think of Fifty's protagonist. I do kinda see Robert Pattinson for the male character, which is a little bit annoying. I'm trying to convince my head to see him as someone else. Hmmm... perhaps John Bernthal. Perhaps Norman Reedus (on second thought, no, I can't see that at all.) Who else could pull off a very dommy character?

Date: 2012-03-30 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] effervescent.livejournal.com
Hearing about the tampon bit made me decide never to read it, sadly. :P

I find it slightly amusing that it's come from the Twilight fandom and now it's this huge deal, but... All the more power to the writer, really. If studios are starting to realise that women actually have huge buying power at the theatres, then I'm all for it.
Edited Date: 2012-03-30 11:28 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-03-31 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fangirlsays.livejournal.com
Heh...I guess I haven't gotten to the tampon bit, yet! Yeek.

The writing is a pleasant surprise, so far! Honestly, I was expecting really bad Twilight fanfic, with just the names changed. I'm not sure how they'll make this into a wide-release movie; there's sex every couple of pages. Could be interesting, I suppose!

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