'This is a first edition copy of 'El Libro Que No Puede Esperar' (The Book That Can't Wait). It comes in an air-proof bag because, as soon as you open it, the book begins to react with light and oxygen until, two to four months later, all the words have faded from the pages. Afterwards you can use it as a sketchbook. Or fire-starter!'
Given that I hardly re-read a book... This is pretty darn awesome.
Anyway, I read 50 Shades of Grey. I even did that gradient effect (manually), isn't it nice? Yes, of course I knew it's an erotic novel. But there are always books in which people rave about, or be all it's-baaaad (thumbs down) But the thing is, despite full knowledge of that, I still want to read it to see why it sells. Maybe it's just me.
The same thing happened with Twilight, Mitch Albom's books and Freakonomics. I didn't exactly read Twilight though, I think I read a shortened version of it on my iPhone but the characters' names were wrong (?) Tuesdays with Morrie and the Five People You Meet in Heaven isn't that nice, really. It's a lot of common sensical stuff and it basically just isn't my type of book. Freaknomics is pretty cool though. So is The Tipping Point and The Time Traveller's Wife. The latter was a gift so I guess it automatically makes the book a good read. I'm just throwing ranodm famous titles (while delibrately leaving out Harry Potter because I didn't read three quarters of it. I mean, I like the idea but the writing style isn't for me.)
Anyway, back to 50 Shades of Grey... It's basically porn.
Yeah, that's about it. I skipped a huge chunk of the book in search of some sort of a non-erotic narrative, but it's all about making out. I doubt there's a plot, cause the characters just keep kissing and all. I'm serious. I think it's like... On every single page? Every single line? I don't even remember the girl's name. Oh wait, Anastasia or something? The message that I'm trying to bring across is that the book is all about sex. That's all. Nothing else. I was expecting some really awesome plot development in between the sex scenes for I didn't believe that sex sells to this irrational extent. But yeah, it's just about sex. All the way.
And the most disturbing thing about the book is that it's written by a mother of two or something. Let's just leave it as that. It's just all very disturbing, I think. But yes, I read the book. Half of it anyway.
You might be tempted to read it for some strange, unknown reason. Or you may be like me, just wanting to see what the rave is about and hoping to understand why its sales exceed that of Harry Potter