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#1 megkc03

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:14 PM


O.....M.....G......

Has anyone else read this book???????

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It's a trilogy. I'm now starting the second book.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:13 PM

Sounds like you like it? I am on the waiting list for the library e-books. You will have to let us know if the whole trilogy is good.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

Lol! It's a page turned for sure! The second book is equally good so far.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

It is good. There are some parts I do find a little unbelievable but it's a definite turn your brain off and just read the story type of read.
Oh and Meaghan, I'm definitely blushing as I read.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

I'm enjoying the second book. The first one ends on a cliffhanger. Can't wait to hear what you think when you are done Nancy!
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

This is like the 5thh time I've heard about this book this week! Did it just come out? I heard a story on NPR, then one on a regular radio station, them an article in the nytimes, and now this.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

I think it came out in 2011 at some point. I only heard about it from a friend. She read the whole thing on her iPhone! And she even woke at 2am and continued reading! Lol!

I know there was a story on the Today show, which is where she heard about it. I've never heard about it until my friend mentioned it.

A movie would be pretty interesting, but the only place you'd find that is in a porn shop!
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

This is like the 5thh time I've heard about this book this week! Did it just come out? I heard a story on NPR, then one on a regular radio station, them an article in the nytimes, and now this.

Me too!!
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:32 AM

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

I'm surprised at you ladies and your soft core porn! :rofl: This book has been ALL over the news! Must be good. Posted Image


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My dh likes he...and he has no idea I'm reading it! :laughing:

I'm now on book three. But, enough with the sex. I want to know what the f happens!!!! It's driving me crazy!!! Each book ends in a big cliffhanger.

I need to go read about this mommy porn, as it's been called.....
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:22 AM

Meaghan, I finished book one and have book 2. I had to put book 2 on hold since one of my library books (Outlander-AWESOME) finally came in.

I did read online that there is controversy about this story because apparently it started out as Twilight fanfiction and there are people who were fans of the fanfiction and they feel used that the author put it online.
They gave her feedback and suggestions and then she pulled it offline and had it published.

I did enjoy book 1, I think EL James does have interesting characters in Ana and Christian. I just wish Christian's stalker tendencies were toned down a bit and I wish she kind of went into how this guy got so fabulously rich on his own at such a young age. Maybe she does go through that in later books.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

These books are so very bad. Oh so very bad. I read the first one--the writing is atrocious, but I did want to know where the story went. Answer: no where. It goes no where. I'm not even sure there is a story in book two. It's just one sex scene repeated over and over in different locations. I don't even care anymore. I'm angry at the author for even writing this drivel. It's been a long time since I couldn't even finish a book, and I can't even finish this. It's ridiculous. It makes me want to read Twilight again just to get the ridiculous fan fiction out of my head. I didn't love Twilight, but at least it had basic story construction--beginning, middle, and end.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

Thanks for an honest review, Rachael. I suspected as much but had contemplated reading the first book after the hype. Now I think I will pass. I've got so many books on my 'to read' list that I don't want to waste my time if it's not good.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

Thanks for an honest review, Rachael. I suspected as much but had contemplated reading the first book after the hype. Now I think I will pass. I've got so many books on my 'to read' list that I don't want to waste my time if it's not good.



Don't even start it. I'm almost done with the first book. Which i know I will finish today, but i kind of felt like Racheal

These books are so very bad. Oh so very bad. I read the first one--the writing is atrocious, but I did want to know where the story went. Answer: no where. It goes no where.

That being said I did spend amlost an hour trying to get the epub book on my kindle fire. I didn't know my adobe password and it would not let me reset it. I must have spend 15 mintues guessing any possible password, which is kind of hard when I have no clue when i opend the acount that would tell me what my password was. (funny thing is the hint questions like pet's name- since it is usually DH's dog that has been dead for 9 years).

I'm trying to decide if i want to get on the wait list at the library for the 2nd book. there are already 245 people on the wait list for 60 copies of the book.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:09 AM

I will say this....

I read all three and did enjoy them. That said, I thought the sex was way over the top an ended up skimming most of those parts. I had a good friend read the first book and she was not thrilled. She said way too much sex, etc. I told her the second book was a bit toned down, so she tried it, and enjoyed it much more than the first. I think the last two are more about the relationships between the characters than just sex.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

I've finished the first two books (and have the third on hold at the library, I have compulsion about completing trilogy books...as I much as I hated Twilight, I still had to read all the books)....and one of the problems I do have is that I just don't get the notion of Christian as this romantic hero...his possessive and controlling nature is a bit over the top. No matter how much Ana tells him it is out of line, he doesn't seem to change it...unless that happens in the third book.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

See I disagree with Rachel. I went in thinking it was going to be all sex but I thought there was actual character development and growth. No, it doesn't take place in tons and tons of time but I don't think that detracted from the story. It got repetitive with the sex and yes, I did start skipping those parts and no, it's not war and peace but if you need a good beach read, I think it's good for that.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

Just finished the first book - its mind candy - I generally just read for enjoyment - quick reads - nothing too substantial...it is one seriously f'ed up book though!!

and I didn't mind the erotica part of it... :blush:
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

I really like them. No, they're not perfectly written or terribly intellectually stimulating but at least they're not BORING.

I am almost done w/ book 3.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

I really like them. No, they're not perfectly written or terribly intellectually stimulating but at least they're not BORING.

I am almost done w/ book 3.

I did find them boring. That was a big part of my problem. But I'm definitely in the minority! :)
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