As I often do, I jumped on a bandwagon. Which one, you ask? Or maybe you didn’t, I don’t really care. I’m writing this – not you.
Whoa – sorry about that. I had a little moment.
Anyway, bandwagon – I jumped on one. I read the Fifty Shades trilogy. I mostly read it because my friend’s husband said that it was supposed to be based on Twilight or was a Twilight fan novel or something of that nature. He isn’t the first to say it; I’m sure he won’t be the last. I wanted to prove him wrong, and in my head, I did. I have yet to pass on to him that news.
Sure, it’s a romance novel and so is Twilight. Sure, the relationship moves exceptionally fast in an exceptionally short period of time and so it does in Twilight. But really, that’s where any similarity ends. The woman in this story is NOTHING like the “heroine” [and I use that word loosely] in Twilight – except that she is a brunette and is initially described as plain. She’s much more strong willed – and the image of her in my head has not been tainted because a sh*tty actress played her in the movie version.
Side note: I read somewhere [I think on another blog?] that Kristen Stewart, aka no-facial-expression-chick, said she and Robert Pattinson, aka hit-in-the-face-with-a-shovel-because-it’s-flat, would be perfect in a movie version of this book. When asked if she knew what the book was about or ever read it, the answer was no. Awesome.
Ugh. I don’t ever want to see these two in a movie again together EVER.
[Isn’t it bad enough they picked her to star in a Snow White adaptation? How does she keep getting roles opposite big named stars and/or men who are, arguably, considered some of the sexiest men? It makes me ill.]
I seem to have gotten off topic. My point, my original point, was that Fifty Shades and Twilight are not alike at all.
Fifty Shades was a good read. I really enjoyed it. It’s not appropriate work place reading, I’ll tell you that. But in all honesty, it’s like any other Harlequin romance novel out there:
Are you going to try to tell me that THESE aren’t slightly erotic looking? Or that their titles aren’t leading in any way? No.
So basically, what I am saying is that Fifty Shades is a series of novels written for women readers. It’s a good story; I enjoyed it. It has nothing to do with vampires.