Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fifty Shades of Red

My sweet, adorable husband knows I love to read.  So for my birthday he went to the bookstore and purchased my birthday present.  A young woman who asked him if I had read, “Fifty Shades of Grey” as it was on the best seller’s list and all the rage among the ladies assisted him.  Enough said, he bought the entire trilogy without ever reading the jacket.

So birthday comes and he presented his gifts, a new vacuum cleaner, which I had specifically requested, some flowers and 3 books of porn.  Yes.......that's what I said....you can call it erotica but I have another definition.  Poor Ron.............I was reading the first 3 chapters of the book when he asked so innocently, "Well, do you like the book?"  I said, "Well, let me read you this chapter......"  It was so funny.............he turned 50 shades of red.  My very prudish husband was mortified.  It was worth watching him almost choke.

Now, if you have read these books and enjoyed them that's great.  If you read the first 100 pages and decided to quit....I get it.  If you thought the book was written by an over experienced 15 year old I get that too.
The following was taken from an Amazon review:
"And oh, the repetition...and the repetition...and the repetition. I'm convinced the author has a computer macro that she hits to insert one of her limited repertoire of facial expressions whenever she needs one. According to my research, characters roll their eyes 41 times, Ana bites her lip 35 times, Christian's lips "quirk up" 16 times, Christian "cocks his head to one side" 17 times, characters "purse" their lips 15 times, and characters raise their eyebrows a whopping 50 times. Add to that 80 references to Ana's anthropomorphic "subconscious" (which also rolls its eyes and purses its lips, by the way), 58 references to Ana's "inner goddess," and 92 repetitions of Ana saying some form of "oh crap" (which, depending on the severity of the circumstances, can be intensified to "holy crap," "double crap," or the ultimate "triple crap"). And this is only part one of a trilogy..."


Betty said...

It certainly says something about the reading public that this trilogy is all the rage. Disgusting.

Olga said...

I have heard of the books, but have no interest in reading them. I do think it is an absolute hoot that you got a vacuum cleaner and the trilogy though.

Muffy's Marks said...

I'm in your corner, no desire to read smut. Thanks for speaking your mind!

Donna Florack said...

I think I got to page 130-something. I found the book awful, too. I just couldn't keep reading it. It was patterned after the Twilight books - the book was originally a fan fiction using the main characters from Twilight. I liked Twilight - I hated Fifty Shades.