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

cheandme, August 1, 2012

The fact that some firm allowed this tripe to pass through its doors unassailed, is a clear sign as to the desperation of the publishing world. I don't know who I'm more furious at: the author for using fan fiction based on a series that isn't literature itself to promote her banal, repressed fantasies or the publishers and promoters for putting this into the general public without any warning as to the garbage that's contained within. Perhaps it strikes a chord with readers because her sexual scenes are common enough fantasies but there is nothing ground-breaking or new about her subject matter to validate itself; it's all done before. If you have any self-respect you'll leave this cheap, vapid, empty collection of words and paper on the shelf and buy one of the many many wonderful, beautiful books that are to be found here instead!
It does not even deserve a 1 on the rating scale.
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Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1) by E. L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1)

cheandme, August 1, 2012

The fact that some firm allowed this tripe to pass through its doors unassailed, is a clear sign as to the desperation of the publishing world. I don't know who I'm more furious at: the author for using fan fiction based on a series that isn't literature itself to promote her banal, repressed fantasies or the publishers and promoters for putting this into the general public without any warning as to the garbage that's contained within. Perhaps it strikes a chord with readers because her sexual scenes are common enough fantasies but there is nothing ground-breaking or new about her subject matter to validate itself; it's all done before. If you have any self-respect you'll leave this cheap, vapid, empty collection of words and paper on the shelf and buy one of the many many wonderful, beautiful books that are to be found here instead!
It does not even deserve a 1 on the rating scale.
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Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1) by E. L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades Trilogy #1)

cheandme, August 1, 2012

The fact that some firm allowed this tripe to pass through its doors unassailed, is a clear sign as to the desperation of the publishing world. I don't know who I'm more furious at: the author for using fan fiction based on a series that isn't literature itself to promote her banal, repressed fantasies or the publishers and promoters for putting this into the general public without any warning as to the garbage that's contained within. Perhaps it strikes a chord with readers because her sexual scenes are common enough fantasies but there is nothing ground-breaking or new about her subject matter to validate itself; it's all done before. If you have any self-respect you'll leave this cheap, vapid, empty collection of words and paper on the shelf and buy one of the many many wonderful, beautiful books that are to be found here instead!
It does not even deserve a 1 on the rating scale.
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(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)



Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home

cheandme, August 1, 2012

I don't think I would recommend this book to most; it was not quite funny or deep or revealing. There was no sign of personal growth or development in the author and she didn't arrive at any conclusions or epiphany. I certainly would not recommend it to any earnest Mennonites! There is a useful appendix in the back which explains much of the vocabulary and norms and customs and might provide a helpful reference to an outside venturing into any given Mennonite community from Pennsylvania to Paraguay
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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home

cheandme, August 1, 2012

I don't think I would recommend this book to most; it was not quite funny or deep or revealing. There was no sign of personal growth or development in the author and she didn't arrive at any conclusions or epiphany. I certainly would not recommend it to any earnest Mennonites! There is a useful appendix in the back which explains much of the vocabulary and norms and customs and might provide a helpful reference to an outside venturing into any given Mennonite community from Pennsylvania to Paraguay
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