|Damn Sheeple! Think for yourselves... Don't fall for the hype.|
The only thing worse than the attention saying how "great" these books were, was the attention received from stupid libraries that said they wouldn't carry the book. For all my hatred for these books, I do believe that libraries should add them. You'd think the ALA would have a firm stance on libraries that declined to stock these books, since they love them some Banned Book ish. But no, they pretty much turned all soft and said, libraries can do whatever they want, stop asking for our opinion.
For those claiming that 50 Shades are out-right "erotica" are highly confused. The sex scenes, if you choose to call them that, seemed to have been written by Steve Carrell's character in 'The 40 Year Old Virgin': (obligatory NSFW dislaimer)
"I dated this girl... for a while, and she was really a nasty freak.
She just loved to get down with sex all the time.
She was like, any time of day, she was like: "Yeah, let's go. I'm so nasty."
And I'd be nailing her. She'd be like: "Oh, you're nailing me. Cool."
She loved to dirty-talk. Totally into it.
She'd be like: "Yeah, let's screw, let's... I wanna f**k."
God, it was so dirty. She'd be like, "Me so horny, me love you long time."
You know, when you, like, you grab a woman's breast
and it's... And you feel it and...
it feels like a bag of sand when you're touching it."
Oh yeah, that's so urro-teak... This is a disservice to those who actually write erotica.
I don't want to cause public panic or outbreaks of people shouting in the streets, "But what about the children!?!???" But what if I told you that right now, there are millions of these poorly written smut-books sitting on the shelves in every library right now??
|Okay, these are probably better written than '50 Shades'|