Friday, May 4, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey Review

I had been hearing so much about this series lately that I finally succumbed and read it.  
All three books in one night, back to back.  And perhaps that makes my perception of it different from those who spaced them out, but here are my thoughts on this titillating trilogy. 

1. Let's not mince words, it's in the "Erotic" category for a reason.  It's literary porn. 
2. As I would imagine is the case with most forms of porn, when you take out the steamy parts you're left with a seriously lacking plot-line.

3.  I equate this series to the X-rated equivalent of Twilight, though instead of being a vampire the main character is a sexual sadist.
4. The author really loves using the word "obtuse".
5. Reading the books back to back you begin to notice recycled situations and conversations.  It gets old fast.
6. I honestly like the concept of these books and I think the author could have done so much more with it.  I hope that whoever writes the screenplay does it right and overhauls it into something I would actually want to watch.

Just one lady's opinion...