Tuesday, July 3, 2012

WTF 50 shades of grey, r u serious

Here is what real people say about the book, which was written as fan fiction based on the Twilight series on a site for writers, but due to being banned took off as a dependant website.

“Considering that 50 Shades of Gray is derivative, badly written, and contains cardboard-cutout characters, and yet still manages to sell so well, I wonder what would happen if someone wrote a novel in this genre that was well written, original in execution and contained fully developed, believable characters?
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?” John Bayliss 

“OMG I've read about as much as I can take now. It's just dross with a load of dirty words thrown in every third chapter! Now why didn't I think of doing that?” Jue Shaw
“It was actually an erotic twilight fan fiction before it was an original story. What made it popular originally is Internet fame from fat, horny 8th grade girls with no sexual outlet and a child's understanding of intimacy (aka the Twilight audience). What made it popular once published was the fact that moms and housewives now had a way to read porn in public without being embarrassed. I skimmed through the dirty bits, and I'm going to go out on a limb and wonder if the author is a virgin.

It's popular for the same reason that twilight was popular; it caters to the fantasies of the pathetic and requires exactly no thinking on the part of the reader” PenInHand

“Most of the sales seem to be ebook for perhaps the reason of discretion- nobody can tell what you're reading on a Kindle.

And also the marketing.

It reminds me of what casual games did to the video game market- they were marketed for people who don't normally play video games and made the consoles more popular. With Fifty Shades, it's almost like it's written for people who don't normally read books. They just want their demands catered for, and however appallingly Fifty Shades is written, for those who it's marketed towards, they couldn't care less. And this probably helps the whole ebook phenomenon, as the majority of Fifty Shade's sales are ebook” 


  1. Haha, thanks for sharing all of the posts, people need to see this. I hope you post more comments on here!

  2. Thank Racheal I'll see what I can do. I had to do some research for my new novel. Not to learn how to write erotica though, but get the fact right today so there wasn't much time after writing etc.