Before I get started on this I need to write a disclaimer. Dudes aren’t the only ones that don’t get FSoG and nor does this statement apply to all ‘dudes’ because I am sure there are some males out there who are secretly creaming themselves over these books. However, JasonWrites offered up a challenge for me to explain my comment on his review of FSoG so here goes.
When I mentioned this post to SuperGeek, on our way to do our duty at his company Xmas function, (OMG, watching Magic Danny just about gave me an embolism), he agreed on the following basis. Apart from the fact that it is no literary masterpiece (for which I thank goodness, because I don’t think I would be posting my own dodgy efforts if I thought that was a prerequisite for needing to tell a story), he felt that it was too much about the emotional aspects of Christian and Ana’s relationship and as a male that was not something he wanted to read.
When I asked him about the sex scenes he was also a little cold on them. Read more….
I am not going to go back on how much I love the FSoG series and how much I enjoy writing my little stories. However, this blog got a like from rebecca2000 recently and I had to satisfy my curiosity (let’s face it, I am not overwhelmed with followers) and check her out. Most of her blog is amusing, irreverent and nothing to do with FSoG. She has, however reviewed the series and it is worth a read (I still have tears running down my ears – note to self: must not read lying in bed).
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