Friday, October 12, 2012

Fifty Times The Worst Book

I read books a lot. I use to feel ashamed of telling people that reading books is my favorite hobby because I do not want people to think that I'm a nerdy, boring, serious type of a girl. Good thing I learned to accept myself just as I am. I'm also glad that I am a bookworm. I know which book is good and which one is bad.
Speaking of bad. One of the worst books I read is the much-hyped, Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Yep, I read those three. It is not because of the content because I learned a few tricks and tips here and there. Ahaha! I don't really know if the book depicted BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism) itself since I have never been interested or even curious about that topic.
The plot is ho-hum. This is the reason why I seldom read pure love stories. My mind don't get stimulated. The characters are bland as well. I don't know. but they are just not that interesting. How can I forget the lines? "Stop biting your lips!", "Good point well made, Miss Stelle/Mrs. Grey", "Oh My!" These are almost present in every chapter. Ughh!
This book is badly written. The author has a writing skill of a novice writer. It makes me feel like I can make my own book and publish it to the world.  I don't want to criticize someone of how bad he/she is in writing because I know I'm not in the position to do so. Just look at my blog? I write things as I would say it. But if you're going to publish your book to the world, wouldn't you think grammar is as important as the story?
This is just my opinion. I'm sorry to the book's fans. I don't understand why a lot of girls would consider this a great book when clearly, it's not. I just hope the movie version would be a lot better.  For those who haven't read the book, I have an e-book (epub) I can share. Just leave me your email addrsss. Read it (if you can bear it) and tell me what you think.


Pretty/Ugly said...

I couldn't agree more. I only got to read a few pages but my goodness! It made me want to strangle someone or beat someone badly. It's that bad!

Anonymous said...

can you please send me the ebook?

Thanks a bunch!

Pompoms said...

I also started reading the ebook after a friend sent a copy last month. First of the three books, first chapter, after that --- I lost interest to continue reading! A bit bland for me. Thank goodness I didn't spend a fortune buying the books.

Ayen said...

pretty/ugly: bad book but how come a lot of people actually liked it? feel bad for them actually. makes me want to give them sensible books for xmas.

email sent anonymous!

pompoms: waste of money if you buy the book itself. thank God for the one who thought of ebooks!

Mrs. Kolca said...

I also wonder why a lot people rave about that book. Deadma sakin yan kasi tamad naman ako magbasa these days. Lol.

Tin | The Average Jane said...

This type of book isn't really my thing. I shudder to think what would even happen if my baby asks me what this is all about. =(