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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
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Apr 04, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: book-club, read-in-2012
Read from April 16 to 21, 2012

I am actually kind of wavering between 2 and 3 stars on this one, but when it comes down to it I'm going to stick with 2. It's really more of a 2.5 probably for me. There is a lot I have to say about this book, but I'm still getting my thoughts together. I'm in the process of pondering why this has caught fire like it has, and forming ideas about that. I couldn't justify giving it a higher score even though it kept my attention because the writing is just horrific. I mean, it was originally conceived as fan fiction, and it certainly reads that way. And honestly, by the end of the book I felt like the balance had tipped so that the majority of the book was just sex sex sex, which is okay, but not all that original. I am going to finish the series, and review it as a whole. I'll post again when I write a more full/detailed review.

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