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Friday, June 1, 2012

Writer's Post: Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Just last week, I read about a fifth grade boy who decided to defy his teacher by calling a pen a "Frindle." This is the typical read for me, not too risky in the big picture but such a good book. This week, I read something a bit different. Oh, my. 

Perhaps the party conversation made me curious, or maybe it's the #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list that caught my attention. Could I have been drawn to the book because it was banned in multiple book stores? The final truth: I read it. 


This week's Writer's Post topic is Ethos, Pathos, Logos which means, I'm supposed to convince you to read this book. I'm not going to.  Half of you would call it trash and be mad at me for leading you down this dark path. If you do read it, you might not want to admit. It's downright naughty.

Ethos - You've got to wonder about the knowledge of the author. Since this is a world I will never enter, I'll just have to trust her as she takes me through my vicarious thrill. I imagine writing a story like this would be even more embarrassing than reading one.

Pathos - Appeals to the emotions? Oh yeah. Take one super hot male and combine him with a twisted mind, and you've appealed to the emotions. The book contains fear for the heroine as well as a sick curiosity for what his next "room of pain" trick will be. Oh, and did I mention: Christian Grey is extremely hot.  ; )

Logos - It was on sale for $10 at Costco when I passed the dirty little novel that has this country talking. It's summer vacation, and I have plenty of time to read, so why not?

Okay, I confess. I'm ready for the sequel.

*blush*  *blush*  *blush*

I've just got to know why Christian is so weird and what he's going to do to win Ana after he royally messed up. With my G rated life, this vicarious venture turns me fifty shades of red. What's it about you ask? Oh, no. I'm not going into detail on my innocent little blog. You'll just have to read it yourself . . . but don't say I didn't warn you.

On another note, the movie rights have been sold. The success or failure of the movie is all about picking the best man to play Christian. The women have got to be absolutely swooning over him or nothing is going to work. Who do you vote for?

Or maybe you prefer one of these choices.

Sorry, but the best looking man is not up for the part, and is a little older than 27. Plus, he's married to me, so you can't swoon over him.


Kimberlee Turley said...

I've heard this book mentioned several times and have ZERO clue what it's about or why everyone is talking about it.

Read the plot on Wikipedia and just am not seeing the appeal. (I mean, I can totally get why women read romances and erotic novels, but not buying the premise with the whole virgin thing... maybe will just have to read it.)

Anonymous said...

The books are definitely on my TBR list. Readers seem to fall into the loved them or hated them camps, with few in between.

Jo said...

I am shocked! My sweet innocent G-rated friend read this book? Cover to cover? Seriously? WOW.
he he he ♥

Dawn Storey said...

I read the first for my book club... then carried on and read the next two just because I was dying to find out what happened to Christian and Ana! As for who should play the part of Christian... well, even though I know he had auburn hair, for some reason (most likely the name) I kept picturing Christian Bale... now that's stuck in my head!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a prude, but I just cannot see myself reading these books. It's bad enough that I actually read the entire Twilight series...I have to draw the line somewhere.

Paula Martin said...

Must admit that once I read about the appalling, repetitious (if not downright pathetic!) writing 'style' of this book, and saw some examples, I had absolutely no desire to read it. The 'subject matter' does not bother me, but I will not waste my time on badly written books!

Unknown said...

I have heard of the book. It's not the subject matter I'm real wild about...but, if I had to choose the best looking man I don't know that I could tell you which one, since I only know who a couple of them even are. Guess I had better get my head out of the sand and pay closer attention to the tv set. Cute story, thank you.

Stephtee said...

I'm not ashamed to have read the book because of the subject matter...I just thought the book was just downright awful. I have so many reasons too. But, even though I disliked the book and her writing style, I will still probably read the sequels just because I feel compelled to see it through to the very end. :-)

Jenn said...

I feel lost---in a world of lost-ness. I'll admit, I've heard of the title...but it has NOT made it onto my summer reading list.

Until Now.

Hmph. Christian? Ana? I guess I need to meet them.

Cheers :) Jenn

**G-rated?? You?? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!*


Jeanna said...

I'll be reading the Game of Thrones books forever or I'd be tempted.

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