Compare 50 Shades to another erotic novel. For example, Taming the Beast I thought was an excellent book about a girl who has [what I think is considered] too much sex. It had intriguing characters and an interesting plot. I’ve never read 50 Shades but everyone has told me it was terrible. Why is it so bad? Is it just this erotic novel that is poorly written or is the whole genre just terrible?
Have not read, but I have heard much about The Story of O and The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice (writing as A. N. Roquelaure) as novels that reintroduced erotic literature to the world. You also should look at the Marquis de Sade's works. – Liz Watkins9 years ago
Awesome topic! Another series worth mentioning is The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz. Like 50 Shades its features explicit BDSM but its not treated as fantasy but rather as a life style. – Cagney9 years ago
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