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In spite of all the networking possibilities and social media?

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fiftty Shades or Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I didn't want to read it because I'm not into Erotica and it smelled too much of Marquis de Sade's Story of O which I absolutely detested. However, as the author of a somewhat raunchy book (Next Time Lucky: Lessons of a Matchmaker), I wanted to find out what the big hype is all about and why this book is selling better than mine.
I did not find out. The writing style is bland and predictable, cliche after cliche. Self-made billionaire at 27? Right. College graduate, virgin, who never got drunk or masturbated...right!But she willingly goes along with S& M and enjoys it. Triple right!? Eye-candy for voyeurs, unbelievable throughout because guess what: This totally ordinary, stubborn and self-centered young girl is changing Mr.S&M.Right!
My book on the other hand has some intelligent and witty passages, sprinkled with some sexy scenes, and is written out of experience-- something that millions of divorced people can relate to. But then again I don't like Paranormal, zombies or werewolves either, something that people read to escape reality. Well, then...
So I will not recommend 50 Shades. If you didn't like it either, contact me and I'll send you a FREE e-copy of my novel. Seriously.

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