November 20th, 2017

50 Day Question Challenge 2017 - Day 9

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9. What book was so bad that you didn’t even finish it?

The first Fifty Shades book was badly written and the worst example of copy/paste story writing that I have ever read.  It was a fanfic based on Twilight - another book I could just NOT gel with, though I think Meyer did a far better job.  The thing is, the people in the BDSM community were horrified as the relation between 'Master' and 'Servant' was far more respectful and loving - the theory being that E.L. James had no idea as to the REAL psychology between the M/S and it was damaging to the BDSM community, not to mention impressionable young girls, who could think that abusive relationships were ok, projecting their situations as similar to the Ana/Christian ethos.  Wrong. Just plain wrong.  Some people prefer the Secretary book by Mary Gaitskill, the film starred Maggie Gyllenhaal.  It was certainly better written.