Friday, September 14, 2012

Feature/Follow Friday #11



Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?


Okay, that's an easy one. Have to wholeheartedly agree with the original post. 50 Shades of Crap, which I've actually written about on this blog.  To be fair, I tried to read it. I wouldn't spend money on it, but I tried to read it, just to say I'd given it a chance. I couldn't get past the first chapter. It hurt my eyes. And it wasn't the sex, I didn't even get to the sex. It was the poor writing and half assed editing.  The utter ordinariness made me scratch my head and go, "What? The 'Story of O' was about 5 times racier, and more daring! So was 'Tropic of Cancer', and the 'Delta of Venus', even 'Lolita'."Not only that, but how can I take seriously a book that begins "I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror." Not another so-called "heroine" with image and body issues, who CONSTANTLY compares herself to other girls, ('Am I pretty? Am I pretty enough? Oh, God, what if he doesn't think I'm pretty?') and has absolutely no self esteem or confidence or life outside a relationship! And she apparently thinks stalking is okay, as well as signing a contract to be hit and whipped. I can't subject myself to it. I just can't. What scares me is that women have lined up for this drivel. 

Read more responses from other bloggers (some totally agree with my opinion, some think I'm cray-cray), but remember it takes different strokes to move the world!



1 comment:

  1. It is a Twilight fan fiction after all so you have to expect some of the same traits. Honestly, I couldn't stop laughing after I tried to read the first chapter of Fifty Shades. New follower.

    Sydney @ Starry Storm


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