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Old 09-28-2012, 01:49 AM   #21
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I read a little of it, only because people at work were saying how great it was. The writing was awful. I couldn't get more than about 1/3 of the way through. I agree with everything the review said! The review was much better written than the book.
So I take it reading 50 shades won't actually explain the mystery of women, to us clueless guys.

The review was pretty great.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:24 AM   #22
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Wow, I am sorry to hear this. I thought it was just a young chick who liked old guys and rough sex.

Now it appears that she is just another young woman mentally damaged by reading too many absurd romances while growing up American.

Too bad.

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Actually, the guy is only 27. Otherwise, I agree with your comment about absurd romance novels. My friend who insisted I read 50 Shades grew up on them.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:43 AM   #23
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SM, domination stuff does not do anything for me, but it clearly does for some people.

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I haven't had any in so long, I forget who gets tied up...

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The book was recommended to me by a female friend a few weeks ago. I never bothered to buy it. If I ever want to take walk on the wild side, no lousy book will serve that purpose for me. Plenty of sites online for the visual stim.
You could always spank Mr. B with it...
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I think it just shows that people have a fascination about activities most would never do themselves. The writing is not that good, but the sales were off the charts. The movie about 50 shades will not be good, IMHO. I personally think "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" will be a much better movie to watch.........
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I haven't had any in so long, I forget who gets tied up...

You could always spank Mr. B with it...


I hate romance novels, chick flicks, and skipped through the Bronte sisters as fast as possible. No way in heck I'd pick up this one. I have friends who love historical fiction, and I have a hard time seeing it as much different than romance novels, too.
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You could always spank Mr. B with it...
Who said she hasn't already, with all those books Mr. B got by taking all those courses??
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Looks like he might want to do the spanking himself.
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All I can add is I think Mr. B is a very lucky man.
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I listened to 11/23/63 on CD while doing yard work and hobbies. Terrific production - one reader doing so many different accents, including a quite good JFK. Highly recommended.

I happen to think SK is an excellent writer when he applies himself and resists the urge to get too maudlin (his weakness). Example, his baseball essays - he had an article in the New Yorker about a critical Little League game (which his son happened to play in), where I could see the whole thing in my mind's eye, could hardly wait to find out how the game turned out, and I'm not even that crazy about baseball.

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