You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the 50 Shades Trilogy. Every time I log onto Twitter or Face Book, there is a number of references to these books as well as to Christian Grey, who appears to have become every woman’s fantasy.
Curiosity eventually got the better, after reading so many references to the books with such widely mixed reviews. My friends are all raving about it, saying it’s the best books they’ve read in years, total page turners, complete e.r.o.t.i.c escapism, some of them going so far as to say how it had spiced things up in the bedroom with their husbands. Book critics have been less than kind about the book calling them thinly veiled mommy p.o.r.n. with a weak story line and of no great literary value.
Hardware stores around the world are apparently selling out of cable ties and soft rope and clothing stores can’t seem to keep enough stock of grey ties suddenly, mmm, I wonder why?
So I started reading the first book on Thursday evening…. and …. I love them! I finished the first book in less than 24 hours and by Sunday evening I was half way through the third one, Fifty Shades Freed. I simply cannot get enough of these books. They are total escapism. They’re like Mills & Boon meets True Blood, I have found them to be easy and entertaining reading. They are, in my opinion, the perfect read after a long day at work, racing home to prepare dinner and see to one’s family, when you eventually sit down with a glass of wine, after your kiddiewinks have gone to bed, this is the book you’ll want to be reading unless you’re a literary or intellectual snob.
I also read this week that the author has sold the right’s for a movie on the 50 Shades Trilogy and speculation is rife as to who should play the role of Christian Grey. I had a few actor’s in mind and it would seem that the female interwebs are in agreement with me: