Fifty shades of … Hum

Fifty Shades of GreyCandice: Before I went on holiday I mentioned I’d read Tess Daly’s book while I am away and give you some feedback on it. However, when I went to find it in Asda, it’s wasn’t there, so I had to buy some other options.

One of them was called “Fifty shades of Grey”. Dark cover and mysterious description on the back, I assumed it was some kind of murder mystery or serial killer style book. It’s part of a trilogy, none of which I had heard of before.

Anyway, it’s my third book to read on holiday and I’m chilling on the sunbed when things start to get weird in the book. Coming home I have read a description of the book, it said ‘mommy porn’. Ah now I understand what I have bought.

There was I chilling, surrounded by people, and the book is talking about them having S&M sex. If I wasnt red from the tan I’d have been blushing. Now I’m not a prude but it does go abit OTT in this book, to the detriment of the storyline.

Finally finished the book today and I’m confused if I want to go on with the trilogy. I want to see how the two character’s relationship pans out. But I’m not sure I can take anymore of the rather overtly graphic sex scenes.

Rich and I liked to watch the series ‘the Borgias”, it was a good bit of costume drama rubbish. But it had a lot of random sex scenes, which we mostly fast forwarded through. Not necessary for the storyline we thought. This book felt the same, so I did a lot of skimming.

So the jury is out on if I buy book two… Has anyone else read them ?

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4 responses to “Fifty shades of … Hum

  1. Mommy Porn – those two words being in the same sentence make me want to disinfect my computer. I feel slightly soiled just adding a comment to this post.

    Anyway, if you brave Google, there is a very interesting comentry on how Filthy Sgades of Grey made use of social media to be succesful: http://socialmediatoday.com/courtneycp/513257/how-social-media-made-mommy-porn-main-stream although I suspect being a mucky book probably helped more !

  2. I’ve started reading it – purely in the interests of research, you understand – but the main character is a bit slappable, so far. That’s the problem with erotica. Every scene in a book should move the action/character development forward, and so often in this genre sex scenes don’t. And to my mind, if the sex scenes don’t help the plot – then it’s not erotica, it is porn, and can only be judged as such. (How does one judge porn? If it, um, “works” for you or not, I guess!)

  3. I read book 1 in Egypt last week and have to say couldn’t put it down! Having read Jackie Collins numerous times, I felt this was less raunchy and more kinky! After a while ‘the red room’ got a bit tiresome and err predictable. Lacked a strong Storyline, basically Virgin V Weirdo! I am going to read 2 and 3…as I am now curious to discover how the story concludes…..

  4. Totally agree Jackie, I’m still not sure if I am going to bother though. Let me know what you think of the others. X

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