What a coincidence that you have sent me this ask, anon! With the trailer that came out, I started hearing a lot of different things about it just like you did. Some people I knew were very excited, while others were absolutely horrified and angry about it. Unfortunately, I had not read the book yet. I did some research on opinions about it yesterday evening, and saw many people posting about how it was a story about rape. This brought a lot of thought to me, because I thought it would be a bad choice and very extreme for the movie industry to make a movie out of something as controversial as rape. So after reading the opinions, I decided to get the book for myself and read it, instead of following all the opinions of all the established haters. I actually just finished the book tonight and was quite impressed. I was also disappointed in myself for deciding to dislike it before, based off of the opinions of others. I think people just like to hate things based on what they hear, rather than experiencing it for themselves. I felt that E.L. James wrote the story very well. I enjoyed the writing style a lot, and her use of changing up the style to suit the emotions of the characters. The story was great too. Of course bondage and sex are touchy subjects for some people, but it was absolutely well-written. I am actually writing a book review for Fifty Shades of Grey, so please stay tuned on more of my feelings on the book and of how I felt about other people’s opinions. Thank you!
My writing blog followers, stay tuned for one of my first book reviews!