‘Banning the Bullshit’ Sunday: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ By E L James

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.

Big sigh.

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.

Dear me.

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! 😉

Writer, dreamer, pantser.

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9 comments on “‘Banning the Bullshit’ Sunday: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ By E L James
  1. noblevalerie says:

    Poor Andy Murray 😦 I’m not reading ’50 Shades’…not my bag either.

  2. Ditto you on note readying 50 Shades. I’ve done the same with Twilight as well… Harry Potter on the other hand – but that doens’t mean I’ll read the next Rowling book.

    Yup. No crapolla.

    Think you could help train our puppy to keep it out of the house as well? *grins*
    (Naw he’s a great puppy and last time there was crap in the house it was because my son closed him in his rom *facepalm* Ahhh the logic of 4.5 year old)

    Toodles *giggles*
    :} Cathryn

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  4. Charley R says:

    My mum looks at “Fifty Shades” with the sort of expression you usually reserve for particulary unpleasant pieces of pondweed wrapped around your frozen leg. I have to say I’m none to keen on the proposition either – if The Week magazine shreds it as deranged S&M, I’m not sniffing it.

    Then again, there was a lady in the Co-Op the other day who picked it up, read the back . . . and flung it back into the pile so hard I nearly snorted with laughter. Ah, it seems we’re not all crapola addicts over here after all xD

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