Sunday, 26 August 2012

fifty shades of i can't.

So. I caved in. And downloaded Fifty Shades of Gray on my Kindle. I blame this on the August issue of Cosmopolitan and their Fifty Shades of Blonde, which, by the way, is much better written.

I lasted until after the first sex scene (I admit it, that was why I bought it) and then I just couldn't. The. Language. Completely. Turned. Me. Off. And the characters. Are you kidding me? How someone can read this and call it amazing is a big mystery.

Go read Anaïs Nin instead. Or the Story of O by Pauline Rèage and Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Even Marquis de Sade wrote better. Crash by J.G. Ballard is my personal favourite.


  1. Endelig noe vi kan være enige om i litteraturens verden:) Noen bøker er bare hype og ikke substans.

    1. Men, Heidi, har du gitt den et realt forsøk? Du pleier jo å like de bøkene jeg ikke liker...

  2. nei, egentlig har jeg bare bestemt meg etter å ha lest litt om kjønnsrollene som kommer fram i boka. Skeptisk.. Men, ja.. vi har sjelden samma smak. men denne VIL jeg ikke like.


Blog Archive