So this started off as a simple question posted on Facebook by a friend who has relocated to New York, and has possibly joined a book club there? “Has anyone read Fifty Shades of Grey?” Well I hadn’t even heard of this book until about 24 hours ago, and the only book with a hue in the title that I have ever read is The Colour Purple. Because this particular friend is a great girlie (formally Brown Owl in the Village before she left for the Big Apple!) and has a wicked sense of humor, and is someone who is similar to me, I quickly Googled the book in question and now I find myself curiously intrigued, and on the brink of parting with £18.31 for this paperback. May I suggest that you start with the Amazon reviews especially the first one from Claires Book Corner! She talks very openly and intimately and seems to have an instant obsession for the main character, Mr Christian Grey, and she seems quite happy to express her feelings in public! Then there is a review from another lady which you can read here : Read:React:Review this is her opening paragraph: “Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic novel self-published by first-time British author E.L. James in 2011 which has already spawned two sequels and, maybe, a movie deal. I just read it and have, naturally, fifty things to say. Adults, read on:”
Hot off the press from New York via Facebook of course, I have just received a first hand review from my friend in question … “Definitely porn , to be honest I’ve never really read this sort of stuff before but everyone is going mad for it here , sold out everywhere , ladies giggling in book shops , and apparently increasing night time Activity ! The book ends with you having to get the next one to find out If???”
I would be interested to know if anyone has already read this book, or even the sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
The only time I read actual books these days is on holiday, so if I get some positive feedback, I may have to log into BA.com and really get booking!