I think the massive appeal must be to women with unsatisfactory marriages who wish some beautiful controlling man with a helicopter, big dick and handcuffs would whisk them away from their dull sexless existence.
This. I totally think this is the answer. They never stop to think that they could possibly control the content of their own sex life, minus the terrible literature. And now, people are going to run out and buy handcuffs. I do hope they consider purchasing bolt cutters as well. You know, before they have to drive to the fire station wearing a towel someday.
I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.
I haven't read them. I read a couple of excerpts, and thought they were so appallingly badly written that I wouldn't bother. Life is too short and there are too many underappreciated authors who can actually write for shit.
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." --William James
I'd be a card-carrying sensotard, but I can't find the goddamn card.
I was intrigued by the runaway success of these books and various acquaintances of mine lauding it on Facebook, considering what it was. I found a copy of the pdfs.
As I expected from the ridiculous quotes and excerpts floating around, and the reviews, the writing is appalling, and the characterisation laughable. I've read far better fanfiction written by teenagers (not that I've delved into the Twilight realm of that).
So it seems EVERYONE is talking about these fifty shades books, so I felt it would be rude not to check them out. Currently flying through the first one. Although they are no great work of literature I am finding myself addicted to the sex.
Have you read them?
What did you think?
Why do you think this is the first erotic fiction book to go HUGE?
(a couple of my friends who have particularly dull sex lives read it and loved it)
Do you think there will be a massive increase in people getting involved in the BDSM scene?
I am loving this book (ok so everytime I read 'my inner goddess' I cringe but I'm willing to forgive that) but then I love sex. I'm curious to know why this particular work of erotica has such universal appeal?
I read a little of it. What I read was pretty damn entertaining. I may even read the whole thing one day.