50 Shades of Grey

I'm actually reading it now. Like others, I wanted to see what the fuss was about. It's awful. The writing is just bad, it's repetitive and unrealistic, she uses lots of British phrases even though it's set in America with American characters, the dialogue is ridiculous (especially for the age of the characters), the characters are shallow and completely unbelievable, the list goes on. The only thing I can think about why the people who love it love it so, is that they have never been exposed to much in the way of erotica, and possibly personally inexperienced as well, so the sex scenes seem exciting to them. I just can't imagine how it is so beloved by so many otherwise.

Having said that, good for EL James though, for managing to turn a crap book/series into a runaway blockbuster. More power to her.

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