Fifty Shades … another point of view

There have probably been enough column inches dedicated to the Fifty Shades phenomenon to re-plant entire acres of rain forest – what more can be said on the subject, we might wonder?

Plenty, it seems, as the debate about what, why, who and whether I can get planning permission for a dungeon, rages on. So, it was with some interest that I read the piece today by Jennifer O’Connell writing for the Irish Times. Having already reviewed the book some months ago, she returns to the issue of the popularity of the Fifty Shades books, offering a refreshingly honest insight into what, in her opinion, it all really stands for. 

It’s an interesting, considered, well-written piece (words I wouldn’t necessarily use to describe the Fifty Shades books themselves!). Have a read and see what you think.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cast a bold eye
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 16:52:27

    Thanks for pointing out Jennifer O Connell’s article, Hazel.

    Mmm interesting debate she has sparked, the comments generated by her article are every bit as fascinating as the article itself!
    No matter what we say or write about FSOG, E L James has made the fantasy of every writer come true – biggest selling book of all time (or thereabouts)…and not a bit of fine writing or original plot in sight!


  2. linda blackwell
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 20:15:58

    I read only half of the first book, i thought it disgusting.Maybe i am just too old for all
    this sex stuff,but if she had not put so much in it,there could have been a good story.
    Each to their own


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