Fifty Shades of Utter Disappointment.
Despite reading a lot of negative reviews from different sources, I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey last night. It’s not that I actually liked the premise I got from the summary, no. I am just curious about what really is the reason behind such disappointment. Plus there are also a number of people who gave it positive responses. And so I gave it a try, just to know if it’s a good book or not.
I wasn’t even past a hundred pages when I decided to stop reading. I am not a conservative nor innocent regarding the issue of sex, but this novel is just too graphic for my taste. I know it’s categorized as erotica but the book just seem to have no other substance other than the sex. As I’ve said a few times before, I do watch porn and it doesn’t bother me. But then for a book to have this great deal of detailing, I just cannot handle it. It’s basically porn made into a book. The characters were so perverted and cannot seem to think of anything but sex. The lead character blushes at the slightest sexual reference, getting so lost in her dirty imaginations. I tried browsing to see if the story would change or the sex would somehow get toned down, but no. So I guess I don’t really want to continue reading more sexual expeditions since the scenes were a bit cliche. And did I mention that the words in th ebook as so repetitive? I was like “Uhm, excuse me? Can’t you think of other words and expressions to use?”
For me, it seemed ridiculous. It’s like a peek on the diary of a man’s desperate sexual fantasy. It’s like reading a porn blog. I think the people who loved the story should just go out and get laid or watch porn and jerk off. I mean, it’s a bit offensive, I’m sorry, but it’s true. A lot of people would hate me for this but I think this book was better off as the fanfiction it was before. I just wish there is some restriction as to who can purchase the book. I think I don’t like the idea of 13 year-olds getting the hands on this book and reading it. All in all, I think this kind of book isn’t really my cup of tea.