If you haven't heard of 50 Shades Of Grey, or it's accompanying counterparts 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed .. What rock have you been hiding under?! and more importantly.. do you have an Amazon account? Because i assure you you'll be tapping in your card details soon enough to get your hands on a copy.
This trilogy, but in particular the first book is by far the biggest topic of conversation amongst women at the moment. Females across the country (and it appears globe) have gone absolutely crazy for a little known character by the name of Christian Grey.. Oooh, even typing his name slightly does it for me!
Now, when i first caught wind of this book i was sat at work casually minding my own business filling out some paperwork and attending to other generally boring "after flight duties" when all of a sudden two forty-something women began chatting away like a bunch of school girls on the very next table. Their conversation soon became far more interesting than what i was doing so i ended up listening to them banter on for a good 5 minutes..
"I told you didn't I"
"Oh my god. I couldn't put it down. I'm on page 95 already"
"I finished mine in two days"
"I'm just waiting for it to kick in i can't take the suspense"
"It's amazing isn't it. Just wait for Chapter _ your in for a treat"
"I'd definately trade my husband in for that man"
After hearing that line i was well and truly gripped by whatever the hell they were talking about so i caved, interupted and asked what on earth had got them so excited, and low and behold, they'd both been gripped by the wonders of Grey.
For anyone who still hasn't got the foggiest what this is about i will try and enlighten you.. it is, in the word's of the blurb a "Romantic, liberating and totally addictive novel" about a young student and a successful entrepreneur that embark on a passionate love affair..
I on the other hand would say it's pretty much just pure filth from about Chapter 7! ;)
That's right, this is a very VERY rude book.
Not for the faint hearted! (Although i have seen numerous pensioners reading this on the plane recently .. ew) It's totally gripping and despite the fact that the hype is largely over the explicit content i would say there is some amazing writing by the author E L James and a pretty good underlying story within it. I'm not sure what posessed me to write this post now, as i haven't actually finished the first book yet; i think i just wanted to express how enthralled i am by the whole thing, and what made me join the crowds to purchase myself a copy. I actually love how this has got everyone talking, and how someone such as myself, who usually wouldn't dream of letting anyone know i was reading such a book, is genuinely not at all embarassed or shy about it!
The taboo on this kind of literature has finally been broken.
I'd love to know if any of you have read this recently, or are planning on doing so and what your thoughts are on it? I personally am completely and utterly hooked!