neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

seeing reviews

Dear Author and SBTB have had reviews of a book called Fifty Shades of Grey, which is apparently quite popular among some women as erotica.  It started out as a Twilight fan fiction, and then was changed to be more original.  Instead of the paranormal, it has a liking for BDSM as the difference the male protagonist has.  I haven't read the Twilight books, or seen the movies, so I have no basis there.  I haven't read the original fiction book, either, but it sounds like it has a very different view of BDSM than the romances I like.

Apparently it's deep in the first person of a very naive and vanilla female protagonist, and there seems to be a lot about how her love will "cure" the male protagonist of his lifestyle.  I don't believe that's how it works.  I can see why some women would like that as a fantasy, and what probably feels like to them a naughty fantasy, but it doesn't sound like the kind of book I'd like.

If I want to read about Dom/sub relationships, I have a lot of good books to go to.  I can read something of James', or Buildup: Mindscan, which I adore, or One Real Thing, to name just a few.  I read Natural Law on TeddyPig's recommendation, and it's probably the only romance I've liked that has a Domme.  I could read some of Simon Sheppard's stories.  I don't think being kinky is something to be cured of.

Without having read that particular book, that's the impression I get of it from those reviews and commentary. 
Tags: books, rambling

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