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Has anyone read the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy?

If you have, what are your thoughts on several Florida Libraries banning the book from circulation? Last I check, our local libraries still have the book (with a very long waiting list!).

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About the trilogy, I keep hearing about it, and hearing about it but I guess I need to start listening beyond the words of it being a, "must read".  Now I'm going to go back to those girls with a head tilt funny smirk telling them to give up the details.  :)

If you've read it (because I haven't) is the content really that bad?   

Maves is right, some Florida libraries have moved this selection off their shelves.

Here's one link that discusses the ban in the Brevard County library system despite shelving copies of the Kama Sutra.   Does that seem reasonable to you?

I'd only vaguely heard of it and didn't pay much attention to it until I read a new story yesterday about it being banned in many areas. Now my curiosity is peaked and it's likely to become a must read for me now.

A co-worker brought it to my attention.  I've looked for the book but have not been able to find this one - I have found the other two in the series.  I hear it is supposed to be very explicit and intense.  Which I'm looking foward to reading.  One of my favorite authors is Lora Leigh and her writing is off the page sizziling.  So I hope this one lives up to hers.

As far as a ban on certain books - I really do not agree with that.  A public library is there to serve the needs of the public whatever there genre of reading may be.  I would be agreeable to a system kind of like the movies - rated and you have to be a certain age to borrow that book.  I know I was a very vunerable 11 year old when I discovered the historical romance section of my library and boy was mind opened up - in retrospect I don't think I want my 11 year old to be able to borrow them. 

I've read it, and for a book that started out as Twilight fan fiction it's not bad.  It's not Pulitzer-prize material by any means -- the plot is jumpy and rather lacking in substance -- but it's readable.  Be aware, this is not thinly-veiled erotica. It's straight up in-your-face erotica with a very heavy B&D element.  It doesn't have any pretense of another purpose, such as historical fiction like the "Earth's Children" series by Jean M. Auel; in the case of Shades of Grey, the plot (such as it is) is merely a fragile vehicle for driving the adult-themed scenes.

And again, having said all that?  I have indeed read it and it wasn't bad.

I don't agree with banning books by any means, but I would say that this book's subject matter would make it reasonable for a library to require proof-of-age before loaning it out.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Book Too Steamy for Some Libraries

According to the above piece, steam is picking up around the country to keep this book series off library shelves.

I'm reading it now - giving in to see what the hype is all about! I've only read about 10 chapters of the first book so far and all I can say is WOW!  it will definitely open your eyes a little more...   banning it from the library?!  I agree with having a rating system because this definitely is for the over 21 adults!  I seen an article saying the waiting list is long; I got the trilogy downloaded on my itouch (via kindle app) for 29.99.  Read while I can which is very little time...

I love the book borrow ordering system at Polk libraries and have used it several times.  Typically I only have to wait for a book to be returned or moved from one library to another.  Once, I was 4 people deep in waiting for a Nicholas Sparks novel.  But never have I seen the wait number like this book is generating on our home turf.  Wow!

Wait for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Is Long at Polk Libraries

I tried to borrow it (both the hard copy and electronic), and I was number 60+ on the waiting list. They would probably ban the book before I get my hands on it! So, I decided to buy it instead. I'm on the 3rd book now.

Shawn Arnold said:

I love the book borrow ordering system at Polk libraries and have used it several times.  Typically I only have to wait for a book to be returned or moved from one library to another.  Once, I was 4 people deep in waiting for a Nicholas Sparks novel.  But never have I seen the wait number like this book is generating on our home turf.  Wow!

Wait for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Is Long at Polk Libraries

I just got the trilogy for my nook over the weekend. I really don't see anything bad about the first book so far. To me it is a take on the Anne Rice series of "Beauty" books with a more modern day twist.

http://www.purefreedom.org/blog/?p=320
I read the above article and believe I will choose not tp read. Not judging anyone, just wanted to share the information.

It's certainly not for everyone -- it is very clear that it's erotic fiction, not merely touching upon it.

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