The trilogy sweeping the nation. 50 Shades of Gray, 50 Shades Darker, 50 Shades Freed.
I admit, I’m one of those weird people that once everyone jumps on the bandwagon for something, I avoid it like the plague. I know, crazy. I did the same thing with Harry Potter (which I now love) but it took seeing the first two movies on television before I even thought about trying to read the books.
On vacation in May, everyone, and I mean everyone was talking about these books. Even the hubby said I needed to read them. I flipped through the book and it didn’t ‘call’ to me. Avid readers/writers know what that means.
I’ve done a little investigating and found out it was initially a fan fiction piece based on Twilight and it was written by a Brit. So basically, it started as the story of Edward and Bella getting their freak on.
Not being a fan of Twilight, this was another strike against the book for me. Like I said, I’m a little weird. I don’t want to think about Robert Pattinson tying Kristin Stewart to a bed post while he spanks her. *shudder*
Anyway, so far two of my friends have read the books and been somewhat disappointed. I do to want to say much about the story because I haven’t personally read them. One interesting thing about the phenom is the fact that it’s helping drive the sales of independent authors with books in that genre. So, even if I don’t end up reading them, the rabid readers looking for more or kinkier or whatever, they’ve helped other authors make a living.
I’m not knocking those who’ve read it. Though I have to admit I love the Amazon ‘commercial’ Saturday Night Live did about it for Mothers Day. I’m writing this from the phone, so unable to include the link. (easily at least).
Tell me, what do you think about this series?