Maybe it's a good book. Maybe it's not. But the ladies did the same thing with The Hunger Games. It's popular. It must be read. I have to read it because it's popular. I have to because other people are reading it. There are thousands of books that are masterpieces. Clockwork Orange, 1984, Lord of the Rings, The Three Musketeers, Ivanhoe, etc, etc. I could go on and on. But they wouldn't dare touch one of those books. It's a waste of time. Their friends aren't reading them, so there's no point. What's the point of reading a book that isn't a popular topic? In 10 years no one will ever read those 50 Shades book. No one will ever care about them after their 15 minutes are up. I just can't stand watching humans act like lemmings with no sense of individuality. I don't know why it bothers me, it just does. I guess because deep down inside, I feel they are making the world worse. They are making it harder for real artists and storytellers to succeed. I compare it to junk food. Junk food makes you unhealthy. The more you consume, the unhealthier you get. The more people buy it, the more popular it becomes, the more the general populace becomes physically unhealthy. You might say that it doesn't affect me, but it does. It affects me because it causes rises in disease, and that could affect me (death in the family) or my medical costs to rise, etc. It also forces me to write trash to sell a lot of books if I ever become a writer. Things like that. Does anyone else feel this way? I don't care if anyone calls me a snob or a psuedo-intellectual or a jerk. It means nothing to me. But I can't help getting pissed off when I see girls reading that book.