You didn’t know me in high school, but I refused to read Harry Potter. I have something against large, popular books/movies/fads. Harry Potter went viral and I refused to read it. At least until Christmas of my senior year. Then everything went downhill, and you know the rest.
I did the same thing with Pirates of the Caribbean. I’m pretty sure this was based off the ridiculousness that was the Orlando Bloom obsession. Then my sister got the movie at Christmas, and I watched it 3 times in one week. Yeah.
I say these things, then I go back on them, and then I look like a dummy. This is not the case with 50 Shades of Gray.
The blog world has exploded with this book, and from what I’ve read and heard, it’s simply ridiculous. The writing is terrible (though I’ve heard it got better in the second and third books) and I’m 90% sure most people picked it up for the sex scenes. Don’t deny it.
Sex scenes which, I’ve heard, are simply ridiculous and unrealistic. Oh, I know there’s more to the book than just the sex, there’s an actual relationship! A relationship based off Twilight. Because that’s right, folks, lets not forget this started as a fan fic. And I do not like fan fics. (I have yet to find a good one, though I’ve searched and heard they are out there).
Fan fics, in my mind, often serve one purpose. The author wants to expand on previously written plots and characters, and enjoys writing about sex. Yes, I said it. Most fan fics involve lots of sex.
Guys. Twilight really wasn’t that great (and yes, it’s another bandwagon I jumped on, so I can actually say this!) and neither is 50 Shades of Gray. So stop buying it, and waiting on a mile-long waiting list at your library and pick up a decent book. I can recommend many to you, if you’re interested.
Also, read this.