Of course we had to do it. How could we not? We’re a book review blog and one of the biggest page-to-screen adaptations is happening this weekend.
Yes, for today’s #fbf we’re covering Fifty Shades of
Shit Grey. This is going to be a short review, because I had and still have very little to say about this series, other than that it’s bad. Really, really bad. In fact, I can say that after finishing the entire series, my opinion on this book might be even worse than it was when I first read it. There is so much better written erotica/erotic romance out there people. The Crossfire series, for example, is pretty much the same book, but in the hands of a skilled writer. The difference is astounding. Better developed characters. A Dom who isn’t quite so emotionally abusive. A heroine who doesn’t need the big, strong man to teach her the ways of sex. Bonus: Eva Trammel is a PoC.
Here’s my short, unhappy, and to the point take on Fifty Shades. This review was originally posted on Goodreads.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I do not get the love for this book. Nevermind that it started life as a Twilight fan fic, as if that wasn’t bad enough… Why are American characters speaking in obvious Britishisms?? Why do they say each other’s names repeatedly in conversation? No one speaks like that in real life! It just flowed bad. Abrupt scene changes. Useless scenes period. Confusing exchanges b/t characters. Maybe it made sense in her head, but it definitely failed on paper.
And why did they murmur all their dialogue? You’d think a forceful Dominant like Mr. Grey would speak with authority. Jeez. Yes, I’m being facetious.
And the repetition of words, descriptions. With all the clenching low in her belly, Ana should have some pretty awesome abs. *rolls eyes* Yup, still being facetious. This was disapointing. No different from any other romance. And pretty tame for erotica… *yawn* I want my $10 back for the Nook book. But I always finish a series I start. Hopefully, the next one is better. But if she follows in the footsteps of the woman she “borrowed” from, I have little hope…
Heather Says: I couldn’t even finish this book. I think I got 100 pages into it. The book was so obviously a Twilight rip-off (because it is). That is all.