Friday, 3 August 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

Book Title : Fifty Shades of Grey
Author : E L James
Year Published : 2011
Date I Read : 28 July 2012
My Rating : 01/10

Thus continues my series of horrible reads. Each worse that the previous one. This is the first of the series of erotica - popularly called as Mommy Porn. It is no : 1 rated in all the book charts. Though I am not an erotica kind of person, a no:1  seller kind of attracted me to this book.

Spoiler Warning!!

The book begins with the story of a college graduate interviewing a young business man - girl attracted to the man. the man for some reason attracted to her. and then we get to the story - he wants her to be his sex slave and she is in love with him so is ready to do anything (or so we are led to believe).. then we get a full description of sex games they play with their toys.. the girl has serious self esteem issues and the guy is a psycho..

Thankfully I am not reading the rest of the series. In this one, she did not quite agree to sign the agreement making her the submissive. In the next one apparently he will modify the agreement and we are on again for more drama.


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  1. Hi Roshni, thanks for sharing your views on this. There has been so much hype regarding this book and no one who's read it ever said it was a good read. How did this book climb to the best selling list in the first place? Have fake reviews and publicity by Amazon and associated publishing companies triggered this wave? Wondering how it all works.

  2. I heard about a girl who developed fever after reading the first book.
    The ones who went through and did the second book says "there is some story developing along with the sex"
    Looking at the size of the book/s I don't feel like even starting.

  3. I began on the first book in the series, but couldn't continue.

    I heard everyone trash it, and didn't want to form an opinion without a firsthand reading experience!

    I can see the appeal of the BDSM anti-hero for some people. Not for me though. I just wanted the girl to run away already, and for somebody to shove the hero into a loony bin.

  4. LOL! I read the book a while back and felt ok while I was reading but soon lacked interest and forced finishing reading just becoz a dull curiosity which persisted.An absolute waste!