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Jul 16, 2012

"This is bad even for fan fiction..."

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.

Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.




Yes, I fell for it. Fell for what, you say?

The HYPE. Rumor had it 50 Shades of Grey had revolutionized the romance genre forever with it’s brilliant plot, stylish prose and intriguing characters.

May the individuals who started this rumor now be stoned to death. *Gives stones to angry mob*.

50 Shades of Garbage Grey, lives far beyond Erotica-ville, in Smutland. That’s fine for those of you who are into BDSM-bordering-on-sexual-abuse literature, but I am not one of those readers. I will admit, Christian Grey amused me some, which is the only reason this book got two stars, but what’s her face did not. She beat out even Bella Swan for the “Sucker Award” because I didn’t think a woman could get more stupid for a man. I was so wrong.

This is bad even for fan fiction, and Twilight fan fiction?! Mothers, beware! Keep your daughters far away from this “Edward”! Their dreams will be more than sweet! Honestly, if someone had taken my novel and created smut-lit out of it, I’d be finding some way to sue the knickers off of the punk/punkette who thought I was going to let this just fly. Meyers is being really nice right now.

The plot is straight-forward stupid. I like you. You like me. Bring out the whips and chains! That’s it, pretty much. Grey is the typical wealthy jerk and she (what’s her name, oh yeah, Ana) is about as brainless as a female can get. She takes Grey’s abuse even though she doesn’t like it and he hurts her, simply because she doesn’t want to lose him. Like I said, first place Sucker Award winner right there.

Stylish prose be damned. Did the book even go through an editor? Or was it just kidnapped from it’s shanty in cyberspace and printed on paper? And the writing? God awful, it was. No depth, no style, basically, James didn’t even try. Needless to say I will not be reading anymore of this series. Even Grey’s slightly intriguing commentary couldn’t make me read the next book. I just don’t care. There’s a love-hate relationship with this book for most readers. I’m leaning towards HATE, and if I read anymore of these books, I’ll be sitting on the “H”.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Diantha, first time visitor and follower stopping by to say hello! I heard this book was really bad, unless one is into this sort of lifestyle. Which I'm not.

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  2. Yeah, Stephen. I actually couldn't believe I read the entire thing. I think I thought it would get better. It didn't.

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