Nov 27

Tue '12

NaBloPoMo: Day 27 – Fifty Shades of Grey

Yes, I am one of those people who have read the Fifty Shades of Grey series. I had no idea what these books were about when I went about to read them. I started them and immediately my first thought was of Twilight. The books seemed so similar. As I completed the books, I got more and more curious. I decided to read up online and that’s when I found out that the Fifty series was originally a fan fiction based off of Twilight. Now that made so much more sense.

Now I want to get it out there that I like the Twilight books. I’ve read them many times and I do enjoy them. I am not ashamed. They make for some great entertainment. But WHY would someone want to write a book that is almost the same? I get it, Fifty is really all about the sex and doesn’t include vampires, but honestly?! Edward’s character is controlling enough, why would someone want to create a character even more so controlling and screwed up?

Ugh, anyway, I didn’t really enjoy the fifty series. There was just too much sex. Like every other page was some kind of intercourse. Oh and every other word was “Oh my!” It was seriously annoying. To tell the truth, I wouldn’t recommend this series to anyone. I know some women call it their guilty pleasure, but it’s seriously just bad writing. If you want some fluff and poor writing, go for it then.

Usually when I finish reading books I like, I try to get the audiobook so that I can listen to them when I’m driving, running, going about my everyday life, etc. For some reason I can’t comprehend at the moment, I attempted to listen to the Fifty series on audiobook. It was terrible. The actor who “performed” the reading was very monotone and her expressions were terrible. It actually made me hate the books even more and made sure that I would never read them again. It’s not worth wasting my time, again.

Ian SomerhalderMatt BomerThere is talk of a movie in the works based off the series. Umm, okay?! That is going to be an interesting movie: sex, one line of dialogue, sex, another line of dialogue, sex, etc. :blank: I am sure the movie makers will tone down the sex a little bit, but still. The best thing to do would be to combine all three books into one movie. That way they may have a chance at an okay film. The third book is by far the best, as it actually has some good plot points. However, I do have to admit that if someone like Ian Somerhalder or Matt Bomer were cast as the lead male, then I would most definitely watch it. I would enjoy seeing them them take off their clothes any time!!!

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3 Responses to “NaBloPoMo: Day 27 – Fifty Shades of Grey”

  • Kylie
    November 28, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    lol, the last paragraph made me laugh! And I’ve heard terrible things about those books. I’m not saying I sit in all week and read the classics, but that’s a set of guilty pleasure books that I intend to avoid.

  • Erica
    November 28, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    Poor writing is why I hate the Twilight series! Blech. The stories themselves weren’t horrible but the writing in them is atrocious. I never had nor will I ever read the 50 Shades books. Also, I’m disturbed when women read them in the break room at my work- they might as well be sitting next to me masturbating. Ick.

  • Lissy
    November 29, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Haha, I’m not a fan either. The same words and phrases over and over. The sex didn’t bother me, I mean, that’s why you read it. But it wasn’t even good sex. Really, him pulling the tampon out of her is supposed to be sexy? I’ve read better free crap on amazon.

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