It seems to have taken over.....................
BBC News is predicting a baby boom next year....!
I've already read it
I won't be - sounds like vile crap...
Really doesn't interest me.
IMHO, it is utter nonsense.
I'm not. Doesn't really appeal, but might at some point just to see what the fuss is all about.
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..?
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.
I'm not bothering with either either!
Haven't read them.
Judging purely on the reviews, bit too tame for me
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
Not reading either.
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!
I read The Da Vinci Code "to see what all the fuss was about".
It was a present, honest!
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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