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    Default Florida Gives In to Horny Moms, Lifts the Ban on 50 Shades of Grey

    That was fast. Just a month after minivan-mom erotica 50 Shades of Grey was banned, Brevard County Florida has reneged on the ban and will return all 19 copies of the book to its' libraries.

    The following statement was issued by the Library Services Department:
    The decision is in response to public demand, but also comes after considerable review and consideration by the library system. In all, 19 books from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy that were previously available will once again be available through the library system, according to Library Services Director Cathy Schweinsberg.

    Earlier this month, a decision was made to pull "Fifty Shades of Grey" from our libraries as a result of published reviews and our own initial analysis of the book and its controversial content. Since then, we have begun a review of our selection criteria and that review continues even as the decision has been made to supply the book in response to requests by county residents.

    "We have always stood against censorship," Schweinsberg said. "We have a long history of standing against censorship and that continues to be a priority for this library system."

    The books are available effective immediately.
    Hey, this is great news. Thou shalt be able to checkout lousy porn from a library, as is our right as citizens of this great nation. But more importantly Floridian ladies, what are you doing in a stinky old library anyway? Get out of there, your copy is probably covered in cobwebs. Download it to your Kindle, like everyone else, or take a road trip and listen to it on audiobook, like I did. The narrator is good at reading adjectives and very good at reading euphemisms for vagina.


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    People seriously care enough about this book to ban it? I have never heard anything so ridiculous in my whole life....people banning bad fan faction...unreal.

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    So who's read this book? Is this the new "Eat, Pray, Love" erotic style? Are there already discussion groups? I can't think of time where so many adult females have turned back into 15 year olds since Twilight.

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    I haven't read it but if I understand correctly it is basically thinly disguised smutty Twilight fanfiction.
    What if Superman is psychotic and everyone can see that he's Clark Kent but they just play along not to set him off?

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    From the reviews I've read, it's more like 9 1/2 Weeks. BDSM, mind control and all that.

    I never heard of this book until I saw a skit on S'N'L about it.

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    It started life as an eBook so people don't know its lady porn from the cover. Yes it's badly written and yes it's aimed at the twihard level of literary excellence. Clitlit is the Next Big Thing in publishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    So who's read this book? Is this the new "Eat, Pray, Love" erotic style? Are there already discussion groups? I can't think of time where so many adult females have turned back into 15 year olds since Twilight.
    I read about 50 or so pages of this book. I actually feel embarrassed for the author. The book should be pulled because it's embarrassingly bad, not because of the controversial content. Since it started out as a twilight fan fiction, its easy to immediately identify that the main characters were based on Edward and Bella. The only difference is that there are no vampires and werewolves. The main character is a 27 year old self made billionaire Christian Grey. He is supposed to be this dark, mysterious, tortured soul. The protagonist is the 21 year old Anastasia Steel. A college student who's a virgin, who's never used the internet, who doesn't wear makeup and has never masturbated. Inspite of getting lots of male attention, she doesn't think she's attractive. How very Edward and Bella. Christian falls for Anastasia, and the rest of the book is all sex. For the adults who loved Twilight but felt it was R-rated, this is the book!

    On the side note, check this interview which features Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth reading 50 shades of Grey. It's hilarious. I actually like Kristen here. I don't know how to embed, so here's the link.

    Oh No They Didn't! - Kristen Stewart,Charlize Theron,Chris Hemsworth & Sam Claflin get naughty with "50 Shades of Grey"
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    I have this co-worker who just raves and raves about how good it is. I told her that that didn't surprise me because she also raves and raves about Twilight and since this started out as a Twilight fic, it's right up her bad taste in books alley.

    The only part I've read is where they have sex while she's on her period(it got mocked on Tumblr) and oh, it's so so bad. I've read my fair share of fanfiction, this would have made me hit the back button so fast because of the quality.
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    No matter how trashy or poorly written no library has the right to ban a book. If that is what they want to read,fine. At least they are reading. This may be the only book some people read!
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    a friend of mine received it as a birthday present. we took turns reading it out loud to each other over a glass of wine the other night and couldn't stop giggling. it is so, so bad. i see at least 3-4 people reading it on the subway every morning.
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    In the fundy neck of my woods, word has spread amongst husbands who haven't had a decent lay from their wives in years (before this book) who are now buying it as a gift for the little woman!

    Apparently it's become 'acceptable literature' amongst the folks I know who would ban the shit out of even the most benign of things from entering their home, like Harry Potter.

    People are so goddamned stupid.
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    I caved and bought it tonight. Ten pages in and I already hate the author. I have three friends in the world of Literature (all professors) and each of them had to pour blood, sweat, and tears into getting published and this crap gets picked up because of fan fiction sites? Barf.
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    every fucking girl at work, none on them read mind you, is reading this. I'm about to fucking go balistic.
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    OMG I heard morning radio jockeys talking about it like it was some controversial shit, and even though I was already rolling my eyes, curiosity made me skim it at Barnes & Noble last week. What. Fucking. Tripe. I put it down out of embarrassment as soon as I'd confirmed that yes, it was just badly--no, embarrassingly, HORRIBLY written housefrau porn, just like I'd thought.

    God people should have the good sense to be ashamed of reading such pathetically bad writing, but they don't. Gives me the sads.

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    I know a local SAHM who wrote some clitlit, sent it to a publisher who snapped it up with a six figure advance to write a couple more. They prefer them to come in threes, as it were. Good on the woman for cashing in on the latest craze but because of this book deal she thinks it's high literature or something. As if.

    If I want to read porn I don't need it all dressed up in poncy, precious language thanks "it felt like steel encased in velvet".
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