You just knew it was coming right? (No pun intended) 😉
We pride ourselves here on one thing: Being crap-free. So I will apologise now. 😉
Okay, so in true BtB style, a ‘no holds barred’ look at a book that everyone is or should be talking about… Well, that is certainly one thing that you can say for the Fifty Shades trilogy. BUT, it is it any good? You know what? It doesn’t matter.
And, as I am (proudly) one of the twenty five people in the world who hasn’t been dragged along with the latest addiction to all-things-stupid, that is the Mr.Grey saga, and will remain so, I cannot offer you a review of said books. So, once again. Sorry. 🙂
I am not not reading it to be obstinate, I just isn’t my bag. I mean, come on, mummy porn. Really? I am mystified by the attraction to it. Hey, guess what? People have sex.
No. I mean it. They really do.
I know. Stop press! As Edina would say: “Woman shows ankle to chimney sweep shock.”
So, we have established that there are millions upon millions of bored housewives out there, plus, a trasillion threatened and inferior-feeling husbands and boyfriends who just ‘had to read it too see what all the fuss is about’, but what does it say for our reading habits as a nation?
Well I’ll tell you: We are sheep.
Plain and simple. Fickle isn’t the word.
“Build it and they will come.”
You’ve only got to look at the cover for J.K.Rowling’s new book to prove that theory.
What am I talking about?
Look. The woman who wrote the biggest-selling set of books of all time is bringing a new one out. That she has published herself. And she can’t even be bothered (or doesn’t have to) to pay anyone more than fifty quid to design a decent cover. Why? Erm, ‘cos she’s J. K. Rowling and you will all rush out and buy the book anyway. Even if it is a steaming pile of crap.
Feel guilty yet? You should.
So, it’s Sunday. And seeing as we have failed miserably in banning the bullshit, let’s talk about something positive.
Andy Murray is in the Wimbledon final today. A Brit in the final. There’s something you don’t see every day. In fact, not for 78 years.
Here’s some more honesty for ya. He’ll probably lose.
See, we can do it when we really try.
Have a nice day and please, please, please try and stay free from crapola.
You know you want to. 😉
P.S. I can see you. Put the book DOWN! 😉
- ‘Banning the Bullshit’ Sunday: ‘How to be a writer in the E-age and keep your E-sanity’ by Catherine Ryan Hyde & Anne R. Allen (sapphicscribe.wordpress.com)
- Fifty Shades Of Grey hits 1m sales record (independent.co.uk)
- Mr Fifty Shades of Grey set to publish his own novel (theweek.co.uk)