As a writer, and considering my personality in general, I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the world outside my home and books on most days. This being said, I have heard of the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY books. The first time from my husband who, after receiving our Entertainment Weekly magazine, promptly asked me if I would read it. This request is nothing new. He always tells me to read books that he finds intriguing and wants me to give him a brief oral report when I’m finished. I’m such a sucker!
But as I’m waist deep in my sequel, RECKONING, I have not made the effort to find this book.
The second time I heard this book mentioned was just last night at the pool. Another mom asked me if I had read it and what my opinion of it was from a writers standpoint. My initial thought was that this book must be poorly written for her to ask that question. But once she started explaining to me the plotline, I become increasingly intrigued. Not in the plot itself, but in the reaction a book of this sort would have on mainstream readers.
I have read conflicting reports on Facebook, some rather heated I might add. My question, which I pose to you, is will you choose to read this book? If so, why. If not, why?
Obviously, with this particular type of book, I imagine people will have strong views about it. I know what I hold to be personally right for me, but I am interested to hear what others think.
For comments that follow: please show respect for everyone’s opinions.