I’m not sure why anyone,especially E L James, would expect someone who has extreme aversion to the colour grey to read her trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. I don’t do grey. I’d like to, although let me be clear, I have no desire to ‘do grey’ it in this manner. People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are well-known for their black and white thinking. I am no different. Much as I try, I so often find myself seeing only black or white.
You have to agree that it would a bit of a joke for a ‘no shades of grey’ person like me to enjoy, or rave over this book. Actually I am completely black and white on it. Yet again, there is no grey because this is rubbish. Okay to be honest I only read 100 pages of the first book. By that time I was nauseated and decided there were plenty more books that I’d rather spend my time on.
I started to read it out of pure curiosity. In a country where selling books is pretty hard, this book had completely sold out. All I can say is that it was a complete waste of money.
Are relationships really about how character Christian Grey puts them across? What’s more are women really just play things? Actually I hated the way women were portrayed in the 100 pages I read. And had I carried on I am sure I would have eventually hated every man, as well as hating myself.
I am so much more than that. I will always be so much more than that, and my lasting regret will be that I put more money into the author’s purse. For some reason women all over the world have been flocking to read this. I have no idea why. If I ever find myself thinking that is what life is about, I’ll hope for an early death.
Can anyone tell me what is so good about this Trilogy? Am I alone in my apparent naivety? Is there not more to being a woman than this?
Now I’ll get back to something that is worth reading…
Meanwhile this sums it up:
“While Twilight is flawed in its writing style, at least the story line paints a picture of loving and committed relationships – something that is completely butchered in 50 Shades of Grey.”
– Book review from Escape into Life.com