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Why does this word exist? Even more irritating is that this word is used by courts, media, professionals, well-credentialed individuals, etc.
It's vague, subjective, and basically stupid and of zero use for expressing anything. In court language, it seems like a word that's used simply to justify a ruling or opinion without having to substantiate or elaborate on it.
>"The court finds that the defendant reasonably exercised his right to murder 50,000 people via mind waves because he was reasonably located on planet earth."
>"People have a reasonable expectation of privacy."
>"One can find it reasonable to conclude that OP is reasonably a faggot."
This book here, Fifty
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I got a question for the people of /lit/.
tl;dr at the bottom as well.
I'm sure it's not something new either. It may have appeared so many times to you it's stains your eyes to even read it being mentioned. I might be breaking rules 1 and 2 here even. But alas I'm not a normal visitor of this board. So I can't tell. If I broke a rule, or it's already being talked about in another thread (I searched for like...five minutes in catalog is all) then report, sage, redirect me, whatever etc.
On to the point. This book here. This Fifty Shades of Grey. To be blunt about it, how shitty is it? Or is it actually good? But it's shit right?
I ask because someone I know decided to take it upon them to read it, after buying the whole trilogy. Of course I already heard it was shit. Then again I heard. Can't really form a great opinion on what you just heard, right?
But the whole idea of it is bothering me. No, not the idea. More like...it's origins. How did it start? Well there's one thing I have a weird dislike for. That is fan fiction. And what is the origins of this book? Fan fiction based on Twilight. So to me the whole thing doesn't sound original at all. Just decided to change a few names and now you got this "original" book. Or is there more to it?
Anyways, my friend seems to be swooning over it. Only read the first chapter. But this seems to be a chick's novel, and they are chick.
But really /lit/, tell me. Is this book shit? Is it actually worth spending time on? Is it more original than what I've read and know?
Side note, recommendations for well written erotica with a plot?
tl:dr Is Fifty Shades of Grey shit like everyone says?