I know, everyone is talking about it. It's been reviewed about a gazillion times. I read the first book last weekend, and I just have to share my thoughts on it too.
I didn't read too many descriptions of the book, so when I saw other bloggers saying that it was too over the top, too erotic, full of sex, I thought maybe they were prudish. Sorry to any bloggers who tried to warn me, and I didn't believe them. I consider myself quite liberal, so I thought it may have just been a difference of opinion. After all, the book is being touted as "lady porn" or "mommy porn".
I honestly do not know what ladies or mommies those reviewers are hanging out with. If you are one of the ones that love this book, please don't take offense. I just don't understand the descriptions of it. It's way more up my husbands alley than it is mine.
For the first 40 or so pages, I was completely taken with Christian Grey's charm, propriety, and of course the description of his good looks. I even commented to my hubby saying "At least Edward Cullen had a known fault...he was a vampire." Boy did I speak too soon regarding Christian Grey.
I guess I didn't expect a book being referred to as chick lit having so much explicit sex content, including bondage, and very little romance.
I will admit it is a quick, easy read. It's slightly addicting to see what happens to the characters, but I'm not so sure I want to read the other two books. I'm almost happy with where it ended after the first one, and I would rather just make up a quick ending and not waste my time reading two more books. I'm sure my reading time could be spent with more quality literature.
For those of you who have read the other books, do you recommend I read on? Or should I quit where I'm at since I'm not too impressed with it anyway?