Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey - review - LOL
One of our librarians was writing a book review for the staff Book Club of the above notorious title. Searching for a good beginning, she began..
"I'm not going to give you a blow by blow account of the story...."
My own review will follow when I've speed-read them all - romantic fiction has never been my thing. I plowed through most of the first book on the plane, coming home from the UK. I actually found parts of it quite funny - and shades of Harry Potter in the lengthy contract Ana is asked to sign. I already found in the first book signs that she will not be a complete victim. After all, she negotiates the requirement to go to a Personal Trainer down from 4 hours a week to 3 1/2. (I think that's correct.) I listened to an interview with E.L James, dated April of this year, before the books came out in print: she freely admits she got the plot idea from the "Twilight" novels which she loved. I actually think this rather nice lady, made a very clever and savvy study of what would be a best-seller in today's market, she did her Internet research and made herself a huge fortune. I take my hat off to her.