Finished Reading and Back to Blogging
Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed By: E. L. James
I have finally finished this trilogy of 1246 pages with more than half of it being soft porn which turned me off. This was on my niece’s HS reading list requirements last year. Could you imagine?
It started off slow. The main character was bland and boring. James has a thesaurus and uses words that kept me using my nook’s dictionary feature. That is a turn off. I like words but I learned you want the story to flow, to reach your audience. So I save my thesaurus for my poems unless I need a word to keep from being redundant.
The first few sex stories help to move the story forward. I even had to fan my brow a bit. Whew!! However the sex stories began to get tired. They were basically the same. I was ready to stop reading all together, but being that I purchased the trilogy I didn’t want to waste my good money. I also became intrigue when someone shed light on the story.
I began skipping the sex stories just so I could get to the end. Don’t get me wrong, I like the fantasy love. In fact I’m writing one. I like sex, even wish I could have some to refresh my memory. I wrote sex in the novel I’m writing but I cooled it down during revision to avoid writing porn. I want to showcase my talent. E. L. James developed Anastasia and Christian characters as horny rabbits. I was young and horny once but damn. Where is the story?! They fell in lust instead of love. They were intrigue with each other and received mutual sexual satisfaction. Love doesn’t happen until book two.
E. L. James has talent and was able to pique my interest when I read the final pages of book 2. In book three I was totally drawn in at the last 250 pages. If she deleted some of the porn and developed some of the other characters I think I would have gotten my money’s worth. As it is E. L. James wrote these novels to make money and get attention. In that she succeeded. She also inspired me to work on my novel.
Now that I finished the trilogy, I have one more week of grandma duty. I will soon be free to devote time to my blog. As you all know I am a devoted follower, I must catch up on my reading which I missed. I also missed sharing my work.