Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fifty Shades of Bad Writing

I normally love entertainment that everyone and their mom love. (Things like Harry Potter, Titanic, Twilight (only movie #1 though...), Wicked, True Blood, The Hunger Games, Downton Abbey, The Office.... and on and on. )

I am lame. I like girly-teen things. I like things that only people who generally want to avoid their own boring existence like.

My "likes" are not unusual. They are not unique. And all very much to my dismay, because I would love to be unique and forge new paths and start trends and stuff. That would be great. 

But, I just love the Top 40. 

So, in conversation with my friend, who just discovered reading (Yes. She just finished the Hunger Games, her first novel ever), the book Fifty Shades of Grey came up. She told me it is supposed to be the new big thing. The next Hunger Games. The only difference is- it's erotic fiction. Or ,"Mommy porn". 

I thought, "Oh! Well, I like True Blood and Game of Thrones and .... the song "S&M" by Rihanna! I can handle this". 

Also, I had to live up to my 'Top-40s' literary interests. So I bought it on my Kindle.

Well... nobody every told me that it would be written worse than Twilight, which was already kind of difficult to bear. Horrible dialogue and even more horrible inner dialogue and the most bland and unsympathetic characters. It is really horrible.

Really, really horrible. The sex parts are probably the best parts of the book, and still doesn't make the book redeemable.

I am proud to say, that even though I thought I would be lame enough to enjoy this book, I am not going to finish it.

(That's what I said about Twilight, though, and then I still read all 4 of them.)