I remember the hype and controversy surrounding the release of E.L. James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' like it was yesterday. And while everyone to my left and right devoured the trilogy, I buried my head in the sand. To many people's astonishment, it wasn't something I was interested in reading.
I understood 50 shades to be a more adult version of Twilight (read with 'a whole lot of sex') but same emotion evoking experience...(while I didn't read Twilight, I listened a lot to why people loved it, and it seems to be the general consensus that it was because it evoked all those feelings of being in love for the first time, and women really felt it again)
Even if that's the case, Twilight was much milder. And, reading it as an adult, I was able to look at it more critically that I imagine a young girl would have. Bella is a weakling - like the mouse in 50 Shades, and Edward was controlling like Christian, I suppose - but he was very much a gentleman when it came to sex. He wanted to wait until he and Bella were married and had no violent sexual tendencies, which is more than can be said about Christian the sadist.
Read it..but could not understand what all that hype was about. In fact I got so bored after a few chapters. I was thinking "why am I reading this?" but read on thinking it would get better..Nopes it didn't and No I didn't finish it!
No. I'm not really interested in other people's sex lives - fictional or not. Life is too valuable to waste it reading that sort of stuff - or at least that's my perspective anyway. I'd rather spend my time playing with my daughter or doing something as a family.
Alas I wasted precious time reading the first book because my friends said I just 'had to'. It is so poorly written I had to force myself to keep turning the pages! Like Sharmila I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. Didn't even think of reading the other two books, and didn't waste my money going to see the movie either.