WARNING: Contents of this book may disturb some readers, and lead others to postpone workouts in favour of self-indulgence and excessive reading.
Have you guys read EL James’ 50 Shades Of Grey? I started on Saturday evening, and have powered through it. I haven’t got to the end yet (don’t tell me!!!) but it’s such an easy read.
Sure, it’s not something that teens will be studying in high school (not here, anyway). The writing isn’t going to win any prizes, and the content is… Well, adult. It’s the perfect book to curl up with on the couch in the midst of this horrible weather.
And it should be compulsory reading for anyone who has trouble with blushing. Okay, not compulsory, but I’d like to see you get through the book with a straight, unamused face and pale cheeks!
I spent most of Sunday reading it in the living room while The Boyfriend and his mum watched the first Lord of the Rings movie. Not recommended if you struggle with your poker face. There were a number of raised eyebrows that had to be hidden.
Granted, the whole situation was made a little easier by reading off the Kindle, so it wasn’t clear what I was actually reading.
If this is the first you’re hearing of this book then I’ll clarify a key point – it’s, well, smut. And not for the faint hearted (though I’m sure there’s far worse out there).
If you’ve read it – what did you think? I know I’m not doing it justice here, but I want to make it clear that it’s not for everyone.
Have you read the whole trilogy? Is it worth reading past the first book? (I haven’t finished yet, so I might not be left with much choice… I imagine I’ll have to keep going…)