Are there any women NOT reading the 50 Shades of Grey books...?


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Dark Vader    pirate
05/07/2012 at 14:20

It seems to have taken over.....................

BBC News is predicting a baby boom next year....!


05/07/2012 at 14:21

I'm not 

05/07/2012 at 14:23

Nor me

I've already read it 


gingerfurball    pirate
05/07/2012 at 14:23

I won't be - sounds like vile crap...

05/07/2012 at 14:25

I'm not.

Really doesn't interest me.



05/07/2012 at 14:27

IMHO, it is utter nonsense.

05/07/2012 at 14:29

I'm not. Doesn't really appeal, but might at some point just to see what the fuss is all about.


Dark Vader    pirate
05/07/2012 at 14:30

ok.. so..  3 of you haven't..   but apparently US sales are ovr 16 million, UK sales are over 3 million in the last month and it sold over 200,000 in one week...

So...  it seems to be rather popular...

Apparently there is a film on the way........   any guesses for whether that will be popular with the ladies too..?  


05/07/2012 at 14:31

That's exactly why I read it - to see what the fuss was about. The first one was enough for me, i can't be bothered with the rest.

Lee the Pea    pirate
05/07/2012 at 14:38
Oooh you should carry on Booky, they're good cheesy but good. I need a man now
Edited: 05/07/2012 at 14:39
05/07/2012 at 14:40

I'm not bothering with either either!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
05/07/2012 at 14:41

Haven't read them.

Judging purely on the reviews, bit too tame for me 

Lee the Pea    pirate
05/07/2012 at 14:47
Lol Nurse! I have to say they're not as full on as i was expecting, especially the BDSM stuff. Nothing particularly outrageous really, and i'm sure stuff a lot of folk get up to normally, without feeling they're indulging in bondage or the like. It could be a lot more sadistic, lol!
05/07/2012 at 14:48

I'm not. But I think how it came to be so popular is very interesting and a very clever strategy that I'm sure lots of new authors, and not very good, will be copying. The series started life as Twilight fanfiction which was apparently wildly popular with hundreds of thousands of fans. EL James decided to change names of her characters, remove Twilight references and take it to publication with a small Australian company, now its been resold to a UK publisher (and a US publisher, and the film rights have been sold) but some critics are arguing that if it hadn't started off life as a Twilight story and essentially piggybacked on its rabid popularity and dedicated (? / obsessed) fanbase , then it would never have made it to publication.

I might start combing the fanfiction websites to see if I can spot any stories that I can tweak and republish

05/07/2012 at 14:49

Not reading either.

Lee the Pea    pirate
05/07/2012 at 14:50
If i'd known it was Twlight related i would have avoidedit like the plague; i thought all those books were shit. Weel i got a couple of chapters into the first one before giving up because they were so shit
05/07/2012 at 14:56

I know! I had free tickets to an event EL James was speaking at, and I was curious about the hype so went along - she's very open about the origins of the story. And apparently she has a backcatalogue of fanfiction that she's thinking of turning into more books. You've all been warned!

Lee the Pea    pirate
05/07/2012 at 14:58
Oh good, i'll need some new porno books to move on to once i've finished these, hehehehe.
05/07/2012 at 15:06

I read The Da Vinci Code "to see what all the fuss was about".

It was a present, honest! 

05/07/2012 at 15:17

If you've read the Da Vinci Code then you've also read every single other Dan Brown book because they all follow the same formula (long holiday in wet and windy remote village a few years ago, the cottage only had 5 books and 4 of those were by Dan Brown)

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