Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy," by E L James

"Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy," by E L James

There has been such a lot of hype about these three books, that I was really looking forward to reading these books.  I borrowed them for someone else, and first let me say, I was so glad I borrowed them, rather than purchase them.

So I guess we'll get the "sex scene's" topic over with first.  Honestly by the time I got to the third book my reaction was, "Oh for crying out loud, here we go again." It was boring and totally unnecessary.  I don't claim to be an expert in what they were talking about/doing, infact I had never heard of most things, but I am quite sure you could get your point accross in lesser detail!!!

If you took out the sex scenes from the three books, it would have been one book, not three books.  The actual storyline if you took out the sex part of it was a tad weak and over the top.   Poor student meets rich millionaire with a lot of emotional issues; he wisks her off her feet and they live happily ever after with a few "blips" along the way.

I had a couple of thoughts along the way.  One was I would be so exhausted by their lifestyle, it just wasn't realistic, though I guess with all their "staff" all they had to think about were themselves, not the day to day chores, about making dinner, doing the laundry etc.

Also "the playroom," when they come to sell the apartment, I wonder how the real estate agent describes that room?

I have read a lot better books, but if are going on vacation and fancy doing some reading, well take these along to fill in some time, I guess.  Me personally I'll stick to my more "normal" kind of books, but I can always say I read these ones!!!!!

9 comments:

  1. Just what I thought... lol! Crap. I'm going to pass on these... defiitely more worthy books to read & fill my mind with.

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  2. I am glad to be forewarned about these...I had heard of them but sure does not sound like my cup of tea.

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  3. You obviously weren't too carried away with these then Gill! I suppose it's like any other book, it's all in the build-up! I watched the first Twilight film and was disappointed. I guess it's not for my age group, but it worked on the build-up principle. They spent the whole film falling in love. If they had actually made it together, there would have been a sense of anti-climax.

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  4. Thanks for your thoughts on the books. Our DD's have read them and thought they were very poorly written as well. So many books, so little time, why waste it on this trash!!

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  5. I feel the same way, haven't read it but heard it was poorly written and not worth the reading, glad I decided to pass on it.

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  6. They are certainly very popular - they are a publishing phenomenon.

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  7. Thanks for posting your review, I haven't and don't intend to read them. I don't need all of the 'unusual' sex (from what I have heard) scenes (some is fine, but not a whole book).

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  8. From what I read about them I am deleting them from my e-book reader without giving it a second thouight. Thanks for your honest opinion.

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  9. From what I read about them I am deleting them from my e-book reader without giving it a second thouight. Thanks for your honest opinion.

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