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Just as horrible as they say
I'd heard nothing but bad things about this story for months, but because I prefer to judge literature based on my own personal opinion of it, I got my hands on a copy and read through it in about a day. And while I had a feeling that it was going to be terrible, I had no idea that it was going to be as terrible as it was. Its Twilight roots are clear as day, and as if that wasn't bad enough, its writing is even poorer than that of Stephenie Meyer's. The characterization is awful, most of the sex is incorrectly written (for example, the fact that Ana and Christian managed to have sex while she was on her period, on the first day, with no mention of any kind of pain or discomfort), and Christian's issues with control, which are meant to be sexy, come across as... well, really creepy. I had read it expecting it to be terrible, yes, but I was hoping that there would be a "so bad it's good" quality to it. However, there wasn't, and it only came across as extremely dull and boring when it wasn't particularly bad. The worst part is, this story's premise isn't that terrible, and if it had been written by someone else, it may have even been good. Sadly, that is not to be, and we're left with this horrid piece of literature instead. All in all, this story really does deserve its place of infamy in the BDSM community, because really, there's nothing redeeming about it.
Well said! The fanfic My Immortal is more entertaining, though the "inner goddess" and "subconscious" is unintentionally hilarious.
comment #16224 fyodorbingoffsky 22nd Sep 12
There was one part near the beginning where Ana says "I've not had sex before." I couldn't help laughing, because no one in the US speaks like that. This book is supposed to take place in/near Seattle? Who edited this rag?

And that's just a nitpick. I don't think I want to get into the important details.
comment #16240 JobanGrayskull 24th Sep 12
I don't think painless period sex is the problem you should be singling out. Not EVERY woman has a painful menstrual cycle.
comment #16341 hardlikeabiscuit 2nd Oct 12
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