Its the book that is on the lips of almost all modern women. My daughter first drew this novel to my attention. At 24 she is worldly wise and knows more about sex than i could ever know.
She was brought up to be open and frank. I didnt want her to feel embarrassed by discussions on sex and "the facts of life". That was my world. I was brought up in a family that changed the subject when anything decididly "saucy" came up. I found out about sex from the half heard conversations held between my peers at school. If it wasn't for them, i would readily believe that babies came from cabbage patches!
So this book, I was not the slightest bit interested. Until more and more I heard that the book had outsold all the Books in the Harry Potter series. Shelves were being stripped as soon as the book hit the shelves.
Curious I actually went and bought a copy at the bargain price of £3.99.
On reflection the first few chapters were quite slow. A book has to hit me between the eyes in the first chapter to keep me interested.To be honest I couldnt actually see what the ladies were raving about.
I was about to give up the ghost when all of a sudden -BOOM-it got quite interesting. The images of intimacy certainly livened it up.
I am not going to spoil it for you ladies (and gentlemen) who have yet to read this book. The style of writing is a little amateur. The content is more fiery. More like a Mills and Boon with TNT.
What does it for the book is the authors ability to unashamedly describe in detail the actions of the characters in flowery language.
Those that purchase the book are predominantly women. Basically becuase there are no pictures for the men to drool over. Men are more visual than women. Women like to savour the detail.
Erotica never needed a decent plot, and beneath the detail there is very little plot. They say they are going to make a film from the book. No doubt that will be rated X or 18. I wont be going to see it.