Hello--I am now at Chapter 19 of the first book of the Fifty Shades Triology books, Fifty Shades of Grey. I have read a lot of book reviews online, some not favoring the books or the authors way of writing but way more saying she is a great author and the book is the best. After hearing so much about these books I decided to find out for myself, and I have to give myself a little credit here, I have stuck it out, I am not much of a reader, well nothing beyond short stories, magazines and text books.
One man who posted a book review about this author seemed pretty threatened by her, and gave a terrible review for this book....that is really the worst one I read about it and cannot see what makes him say so many bad things about this book or her writing technique. I can only guess that he was threatened in some way or offened maybe. I have to say, she does have a good writing technique. One reason I say that, there are so many who just love her writings and the stories she tells. Another reason is that this book is basically about a sexual relationship between the two main characters, Ana and Christian. It has a lot of kinky stuff, because that is what Christian gets into, he even has a room that Ana has nick named the "Red Room of Pain". The author has a way of making you think about her book, it may sound like a smut book, but it really is not. She does not mention even body parts in a tasteless or tacky way (those two words I know do not sound well for this subject, lol, but that is what came to my mind, so you all know who would probably end up writing a smut book, lol). For example, when she speaks of her female parts, she says things like "my sex". Like if she is telling about him exciting her in her private area (trying to make this suitable for anyone to read here) she will say he ran it along my sex. She gets her point across without any smut words which makes it a more enjoyable book. Well, unless you feel the smutier the better, and each to their own.
Basically Ana wants more in a relationship than Christian has ever been used to giving or receiving, and he wants more kinky which being a virgin until she met him, that is more than she knows what to do with. But they both want to be together to bad they try so many firsts with each other and do what they can to make it work. There is romance, there is kinky, so you get both worlds with this book.
I didn't really expect anything out of the book either way, I figured I would get to the first few chapters and drift off then never pick it up again, but hey, even I made it to chapter 19, wooohoooo. So if you are a reader, you could finish this book without a problem. LOL.
Hope you try it and see. If so let me know your opinion.