July 13, 2012

Fifty Shades of bad literature

I have been dying to write about this since I read the book. 

If you didn't guess by the title, the post is about infamous "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E. L. James. Since I literally don't choose what I read or watch (gotta love all the bad movies) I decided to see what the fuss is about. 
Needless to say that it took me one entire day (and night) to finish all 3 books (Shades Darker, Shades Freed). The reason is not the quality of E. L. James' writing, it is the bare fact I couldn't not believe that some people pay to read it (firstly) and call it literature (secondly). 
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy fanfiction. I read fanfiction (hugest crush on Dramione: Hermione and Draco pairing) online. I have read some amazing stuff that is fanfiction. But this book is just a waste of paper. 

Another thing I noticed is that I get so hot and bothered speaking about it that I cannot formulate a decent review. However, I have seen a lot of videos on youtube that describe my feelings towards this... thing...

First video: 

Mark Reads is a guy I would never hear about if there wasn't for "50 Shades". Now I follow him on regular bases. He is btw doing this to raise money for his brother's AIDS/LifeCycle fund. Check out his two websites Mark Reads and Mark Watches for more material and ways to help.

Second video (skip to 06:45 for the actual book review, though beginning is funny also):

She nailed it with the comments! 

Third video:

I guess this is the best explanation of what the book is about. And it also brings the idea of being drunk-ish when you talk about this book.
"This bottle of vodka is all liquid, labeled and capped" 
"Porn is faster and free on internet" as the final comment on "50 Shades of Grey" though I would add "and better" as well. 

And finally:

If you feel like you need to know a little bit more about what is inside the book - here is a perfect recital of some pages. Not suitable for minors since she reads the sex scene (of Anastasia's her first time if I remember correctly).

And finally, I wanted to give up on posting anything about the book until I saw the latest episode of Anger Management "Charlie & Kate Battle Over a Patient". I have no doubts in my mind that they were thinking about the "50 Shades of Grey" while writing this episode. If you haven't, check the show out, it is pure fun!