My rating: 2 of 5 stars
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
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”.