Tuesday, 29 May 2012

What's the big deal anyway?

I got sucked into reading "Fifty Shades of Grey" by everyone and their sister.  The hype was unreal..."SUCH an amazing series!" "SO racy and exciting" "OMG! Everyone's husband should read these books!" 

I couldn't wait to get my hands on ths trilogy!

So, I bought the trilogy bundle on my Ipad.  $29.99 I will never get back.  I should have bought a couple of bottles of wine instead.

What a load of crap.  Seriously.

The writing is like that of a teenage girl, obviously written by a British woman trying to sound American.  She uses British terms to describe things which totally blows her cover.  I want to punch Ana's inner goddess in the face and I want to smack Ana upside the head.  The idea of signing an agreement to engage in a relationship is not my idea of romance.  In fact, to me, there's nothing sexy about torture and pain.  No offence to those who like that sort of thing.  Christian has loads of money and sounds very handsome, but he bugs me to death.  He is arrogant and I hate the way he speaks to Anastasia.  The red room of pain is just plain dumb.  The only character I really don't despise is Kate.  And maybe Taylor. 

The book screams of Twilight, but is nowhere near as good.  Christian = Edward; Anastasia = Bella; Jose = Jacob.  The Twilight series was a light read, easy, fun and in my opinion, for its purpose, well written.  Fifty Shades is just dumb.  I am forcing myself to read through the three books because I spent money on them.  I'm about 3/4 through the first book and have no idea how I am going to get through the other two.  Sigh...

If you are lucky enough not to have been sucked in by all the hype yet, DON'T DO IT!  If you're really that curious, borrow the books from a poor sucked in friend or from the library.  Trust me...don't waste your money. Pin It

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