I just learned something new! I just went to search for an image of the Lemmings game only to discover that a Lemming is an actual animal! It’s a small rodent in case you were wondering. The reason why I read Fifty Shades of Grey is because, well, everyone else was doing it! (If you don’t know what a lemming is – one lemming will follow another lemming, which will lead to a big group of lemmings, and they will do whatever lemming #1 does even if lemming #1 jumps off a cliff. It was a very popular video game in the 90’s. Don’t Judge.)
I was never planning on reading it, but since everyone else was talking about it I was starting to feel a little left out, so I caved.
This is not a review, it’s more like some random observations. There really isn’t anything inappropriate that I will be discussing, but I feel obligated to say that if you are under 18 you should stop reading right now.
- My very first thought after finishing the first book was: There has got to be better written erotica than this!
- My second thought: Hmm. Only 4 hours? 400 pages? Wow. I know that I am a fast reader, but that’s ridiculous!
- If I wouldn’t have already known it was fan fiction I’m not sure I would have made the connection. I’m a little slow like that.
- There were several times where I wanted to slap one (or more) of the characters for the way the behaved.
- A movie? Really?
- People were buying these books for mother’s day? Really? Cause I don’t know about y’all, but my brother and I were found in a berry bush.
- I was not one of those people who felt comfortable buying this book at Target, Barnes & Noble, Borders or wherever. It both amazed me and shocked me that people were doing so. It’s just not a book I would buy in person (hello ebooks!) but at the same time it’s good that people (other people of course, not me) could buy this type of book in public and not be embarrassed.
- We read this for our June book selection and I have to say that it was probably one of the best book discussions we’ve ever had (we tend to stray a lot). There is just so much you can discuss.
- The obvious things like the writing, plot, characters etc
- Christian’s control issues
- Ana’s lack of backbone
- How the lifestyle is portrayed
- And lots of other stuff that I can’t seem to remember right now.
- Some people in book club hated it, some liked it. It was a good mix and made for some very interesting discussions. I know this is going to sound a little strange but it’s a book I would actually recommend for a book club because of what topics it brings forward to discuss.
Well there you have it, some random observations about the Fifty Shades Trilogy.
Have you read it? What did you think?