I did it. I tried it...then I tried a little harder...then I convinced myself I had to keep trying,...
But, Yeah. I couldn't do it!!
I could not stomach 50 Shades Of Grey. I couldn't do it. It was like reading 5 or 6th grade writing coupled with Penthouse Forum-esque antics. Except Forum can actually be purty good - ifyaknowwhatImean!- and Forum is usually much better written.
This book was impossible. Aside from the poor writing was the ludicrous plot and the pathetic attempt at eroticism.
And to that note.... this book has a major problem for me. It goes past 'playful antics and exploration' into dangerous controlling, abusive tendencies of a narcissist with extreme issues.
And trust me, I do know. This is NOT a romantic relationship. This is not even a 'F-buddies' relationship. This is escalation waiting to happen, this is a timebomb.
Nope couldn't finish it. And don't tell me, well if you didn't finish it how can you say you know. I read enough. I DO get it. And my opinion has been validated in those who DID read it all the way through and came away with the same horrific reaction while assuring me I could save my self the anger and frustration and do something more productive with my time.
Look up 'reads 50 Shades of Grey' on youtube and you'll find some extrememly entertaining examples of why this book is such a joke. My favorite it Mark Reads 50 Shades of Grey - which he did for a charity fund raiser, and Gilbert Godfrey Reads 50 Shades of Grey...I've yet to see Cookie Monster reads...but I hear it's pretty funny OH and Ellen was hysterical!
That and I'm old enough to remember this has been done before. Anyone else remember the book 9 1/2 weeks? uhm hum. Same shock value.
But my favorite voice on the topic is a review over on goodreads by a wise lady by the name of Katrina.
Check it out and then do yourself a favor and go to library and look for something with some substance!
Maybe Fannie Flaggs Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe. Or
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" Bet someone thought he was charming