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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:27 pm

I've read Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James.

What a pile of rubbish! The standard of writing can never be described as challenging (can certainly be described as appalling). The "plot" is flawed and dreadfully weak, and like any porn the "story" is just a loose way of linking naughty scenes. Of the two main characters I can't decide which is the most unlikeable. Certainly neither is likeable! The whole book was just a major irritation. The only good thing about it was that there was a last page, but then it turns out that it's a trilogy!! We're expected to suffer two more books of the most banal, trashy, thin plot and thoroughly detestable main characters.

No thanks.

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Post by Logi on Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:36 pm

So, you liked it then...... Wink
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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:10 pm

I won't get my wife the Oz language copy then Smile
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:36 pm

Well my missus is sat next to me with Fifty Shades Freed...

She says she read the second one because she wanted to know what happens to the couple although getting through the second one was long and boring. And thus she had to read the last one to finish it off but borrowed it as she wouldn't pay for, same for the second.

The third one it took her a week to pick it up, and in own words she says: "if she mentions her inner goddess one more time.........."

As she sighs picking up the book "oh I'd better read on"....She says the sex scenes just get a bit boring. And "Grammar mistakes"
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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:15 pm

I agree with your Mrs. The sex scenes, and pretty much everything else, is repetative and boring. I started speed reading the sex stuff just to get past it to where there might be more story and, per-chance, some substance. Alas, nothing. And, yes, the inner goddess thing just became tedious.

I'm loaning my copy out to people so they don't pay for it. The author doesn't deserve to be rich and famous. Apart from anything else, if she's rich and has the time to right more books the world is going to be a poorer place. She should learn to dig bore holes and get safe drinking water to poor people. scratch
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Post by Logi on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:17 pm

EvaInNorfolk wrote:. She should learn to dig bore holes and get safe drinking water to poor people. scratch

Yeah, cos they'll be thirsty after reading about all that shagging Laughing
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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:18 pm

And they'll probably want a shower to feel cleansed. No
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Post by Steviel81 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:57 pm

I was told about a bit in it, when the guy goes down on the burd, while the painters were round, my first thought, was he a squaddie Laughing
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Urgggghh a little bit of vom just came into my mouth after reading that Mad
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Post by Logi on Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:52 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:Urgggghh a little bit of vom just came into my mouth after reading that Mad

Who's Vom? Do we know him? Laughing
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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:12 pm

Hmm. I wonder if the L in E L James stands for Logi? You're a bit close to the tone of the book there Suspect
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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:45 pm

Shamefully, I have now finished the trilogy. I can't believe I pressed on in the hope that there was some value in it. Take out the filthy sex and it's just a dreadful blend of the two worst relationship beliefs that many women have: 1. the idea that a woman can change a man, and 2. a rich knight in shining armour who's utterly faithful and romantic can be yours. Utter, utter, utter rubbish and drivel.

I'm so mad with myself. Evil or Very Mad

From now on it's Andy McNab or nothing.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:03 pm

Jesus christ, how do you wank off to Andy McNab Shocked

My darling wenchy has given up on the third book, its sat half finished. In her words - "its a load of dredge"
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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:07 pm


Your good lady is very, very sensible.

She might need to tell you what the point of a book is. I don't think you've quite got the idea! Shocked
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:22 pm

EvaInNorfolk wrote:
Your good lady is very, very sensible.

She might need to tell you what the point of a book is. I don't think you've quite got the idea! Shocked

I think every one else needs to get to grips with what a book is for!

I think my idea of books and other peoples is very different, here is a list of what is next to me on my desk, prepare to be gripped:-

Industrial Controls and Manufacturing (PLCs)
Programmable logic controller tutorial, Siemens Simantic S7-200
High Perfomance Honda Builders Handbook
A Wickes Catalogue and a Screwfix Catalogue
Brief History of Time - Steven "easy roller" Hawkins
The PLC Workbook - Programmable logic controllers made easy
Peugeot 405 Haynes Manual
And a copy of Escort Magazine Vol 3 No 8 from about 1980 that I found under the floor boards of a house I was working on a little while back.

I never knew that porn women could actually grow hair?



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Post by Steviel81 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:10 pm

Andy McNab is a diddy who lied to sell a book
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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:49 pm

I'm currently reading "Like water for chocolate" by Laura Esquivel (translated from Mexican Spanish). It's a bit out there and I like it! Point about McNab's integrity noted, but given that I've told a few little porkies during my life means I'm not going to judge him too harshly on that.

Ah - the 1980s. Hair present and silicon absent. Much better. Smile
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:34 pm

EvaInNorfolk wrote:Ah - the 1980s. Hair present and silicon absent. Much better. Smile

Agreed. Only being a little kid in the 1980's I was more influenced by the 90's, I shouldn't admit this in public but I grew up in cappa T shirts, addidas popper trackie bottoms and rebok classics - watching XR2's filled with 5 skin headed lads go flying down the road chased by the police, only to be burnt out on the estate down the road. Least scallys were honest then not like these happy slapping hoodied "chavs" of today. Where's Maggie and the Poll tax when we needed it?!

My girlfriend went to an 80's fancy dress party a few weeks back. They all dressed like this:-



(not actual picture of them although identical attire)

Now I was expecting a house full of big perms, shoulder pads, people drinking Tu-Tu-Tu-Tuborg listening to art of noise believing that these new fangled futuristic CD thing would be indestructible. I'm sure no one actually dressed like this in the 80's are am I wrong?
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Post by elfin girl on Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:50 pm

Haha, I didn't dress like that, always been a jeans and t shirt girl, (I did have fluorescent socks tho)
But what's going on with these 2 are they giants, they appear to be standing on the floor AND touching the ceiling!!??
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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:38 pm

Oh, yes. Olivia Newton-John leg warmers and Madonna's fishnet fingerless gloves. Head bands were also big news and roller skates. God, roller skates!!!! And the whole Xanadu thing. Bee Gees. Kenny Everett. INXS. Fish-tailing on dirt roads in Ford RS cars (RS stood for rat sh!t, as far as we were concerned). Dallas. Dynasty. Australia won the America Cup (sailing) and the Prime Minister (Bob Hawke) gave the whole country the day off. One day cricket started and nations were split between Kerry Packer's night-time matches with coloured clothing and white balls, and the traditional Test cricket with super white clothing and tea and cake. And I was blissfully unaware of the nasty side of English football and used to watch Match of the Day on Tuesday night when it had been sent out to us for viewing! What a world. Can't stand football now.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:57 pm

Matt my Clare said what you doing taking pics of other wimmin or is that shot from your "personal" collection and she is also refusing to get any of her 80's pics out, I like you grew up in the 90's this is 1996

And some of you will notice that I haven't changed much.
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