Friday, June 29, 2012

50 Shades of Grey currently on trend book purchase. It’s basically your average pulp romance, peppered liberally with erotica from a woman’s point of view. Probably similar to this generation’s Lady Chatterley, women are reading it with guilty fervour, putting it inside the MX for the commute home, talking in giggly hushed undertones with the girls. I don’t find it particularly shocking; I don’t find the characters particularly appealing, and the prose is…. Well, the author would benefit from using a thesaurus.

However it was this month’s bookclub book so I read it.

And the output of this is my your helpful guide to when 50 Shades of Grey is appropriate reading material.
You should read FSOG when:
- You need something reasonably non-challenging to read
- You have an outlet, in the event you find the subject matter titillating
- You want to know what the fuss is all about

You should not read FSOG:
- On a crowded plane / tram
- When you haven’t had intimate relations since Feb for awhile
- Millsnboonish descriptions of steely grey eyes and people who call each other Miss Steele and Mister Grey irritate you.
- You find the concept of a 27 year old oligarch who looks like an Adonis slightly far fetched.

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