|More like 50 Shades of Ish|
One thing about me, I don't like to NOT finish a book once I've started reading it. But 50 Shades of Grey is only going to be the second book I've stopped reading, the first was The Elegance of the Hedgehog, came off as really pretentious to me. 50 Shades of Grey is just a story with terrible writing with a terrible characters and plot. Put simply it's literary smut, just because there isn't some Flabio on the cover, don't be fooled.
**Spoiler Alert** Take one young, inexperienced female with low self-esteem who does not think she looks good, add one extremely rich, wunderkind, who looks like a male supermodel with a permanent Photoshop filter turned on, who gets whatever he wants and somehow only wants said-female and blammo, you end up with a bunch of ish.
All I know is that the people behind the marketing of this book series are pure marketing geniuses who could convince a slug to invest in salt. Here's a great drinking game for this horrid, horrid book: you take a shot every time a character "murmurs." You will undoubtedly end up in an alcohol-induced coma only a quarter into the book and you can thank me later when you wake up in hospital without any memory of the book.