Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

Every time I watch the news, it seems this book is mentioned.  The other day I saw that it is banned in some libraries in Florida.  So, naturally, I had to download it! 

Now, I'm no prude and I like a racy story as much as the next guy, but this book has absolutely no redeeming qualities!  Well, except for the sex, of course!  But, really, I had to stop reading it because it has no literary merit whatsoever.

Basically, it's about a girl, (can't remember her name!) a virgin, who meets Christain Grey, a rich playboy and he sweeps her off her feet.  To have a relationship with him, she must agree to his bondage stipulations.

And, that's it!  There doesn't seem to be anything else to this novel.  Yes, I quit reading about a third of the way through and I didn't even get to any bondage parts so I really shouldn't judge without reading the whole thing but that is just too much punishment! 

Flat characters.  A nonexistent plot.  And a proliferation of the word "hormones"!  Give me a break!


Literary Feline said...

This seems to be one of those books that people either love or hate. I can't say I have any interest in reading it--so am glad you at least gave it a try for me. :-) Hopefully the book you picked up after it was much better.

Rachel said...

I read these books too...I read them as they were becoming so popular and I had to see what the hype was about...I agree with you..non-existent plot, characters started to drive me crazy.
I noticed your next pick..that is a great book...I really enjoyed that one. Hope you do too.

from the desk of said...

Oh I feel so much better after reading your review. I, too, got sucked into the hype and downloaded this book. However, after I got to the part detailing the conditions of the contract, I had to stop. I have tried to pick this book up again over the past week several times but I can't continue to subject myself to this crap. It's so not good and I'm so happy that someone else agrees. After reading your post, I am giving myself permission to NOT finish this book.

Kellys Tales said...

Thanks! I enjoyed the comments and I am still on the fence about the book.

Melissa said...

I love your commentary on this book! I have a feeling that's what my blog would say if I attempted to read it! By the way, your blog is fantastic. Check mine out!