Fifty shades of yawn?

February 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Fun40 has borrowed me her Fifty Shades collection.

I will state this: when hearing about this book the very first time – I was intrigued. All the hype surrounding it, all the people going out to get it when Exclusive Books put up notices that more were on the way and and and . . .  . .

So I lost interest in it. And I also heard that it wasn’t worth my time etc from some. Then again the flipside was that is is a very sensual book and I would enjoy it.

I don’t know why people out there think I’m so kind of freak! Haha! Anyway . . . .so I posted on the question on Facebook:

“Who has read Fifty Shades of Grey and is it worth it?”

I got responses of  “yes, my friend enjoyed it” ; “yes – I have and think it’s good” “mommy porn” . . . . .

As you can see – not very informative until one of my school buddy’s said:

“No – it’s a total waste of time, they are having sex on every second page! Sex – sex – SEX! There is no story whatsoever and it’s boring”

Jeez! Now that is what I have been looking for: honesty.

So now I sit with all Fifty Shades books. (I have 6 other books still waiting to be read and their titles range from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson – ok, I have read this previously but who says I can’t read it again? “Band of Brothers” by Stephen E. Ambrose, “The Art of Happiness” by The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler. I even have a biography on Mozart waiting in the wings!)

Why am I wasting my precious reading time on something that reads like a school composition? To see what all the fuss is about of course! And so far I have been unimpressed.

Stop reading if you don’t want me spoiling anything if you do plan on reading the first book in the series:

We find out that Anastasia Steele is a virgin. And we find out that Christian Grey wants to do something “dirty” to her mouth . . . .And then she lands up doing it, this particular sexual act that has been referred to as “Bill Clinton sex” out of her own decision. With no gag reflex! Are you freakin’ kidding me?! I remember the days when I didn’t even want to come face to face with this sexual organ! And she. Ana, has no gag relflex!?

No bloody way!

Terribly bored with this book, but I want to have an insight on the type of people who have enjoyed it and can’t wait for the movie . . . .

So Pookie Pie told me this: *so great having his input, different perspective of course*

“All these people who loved the book, don’t have real love in their lives at the moment. There is no guy their life that satisfies them now, so what else can you do? You satisfy yourself . . . 

*Mind blown*

Did NOT see it that way at all.

So once I have finished all 3 books – great big “if” on that – I’ll be back with a final verdict.

I will say something positive about it: it has given women the chance to express themselves sexually and sensually, but will it be remembered as one of the greats?

Probably not.

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