Have you read any of the Shades of Grey Trilogy Books?

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  1. Karen Hellier profile image92
    Karen Hellierposted 5 years ago

    Have you read any of the Shades of Grey Trilogy Books?

    If yes, which ones and what was your opinion of them?

  2. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    No I haven't, but I sure heard enough about them. I might read them when I find them at a yard sale.

  3. Naomi R. Cox profile image60
    Naomi R. Coxposted 5 years ago

    I haven't; but my daughter-in-law has and loved them. I think everyone that knows her wanted to barrow them, when she finally gets them back then I'll get to read them.

  4. Victoria Anne profile image96
    Victoria Anneposted 5 years ago

    I read all three of them...and thought they were awful. The story was originally written as a Twilight fan-fic and it shows. Same vapid characters, lack of character development, poorly paced, and juvenile writing style. I considered quitting after the first book but I'm the type of person who has to know how a story ends so I continued. My sister enjoyed them, however she also liked Twilight whereas I didn't.

  5. LauraGT profile image90
    LauraGTposted 5 years ago

    I read the first one, but did not continue.  It was a fun read, especially in the beginning, but then became pretty boring - some thing happening over and over again - and I got pretty annoyed with the abusive undertone of the relationship between the protagonist.  It read very much a like a standard romance novel to me.  I wrote a hub critiquing it.

    1. Karen Hellier profile image92
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I read the first one and can't decide about reading the other 2. I am pretty happy with the way the first book ended. Maybe I should leave well enough alone and leave it at that? Have you been getting a lot of traffic to your hub?

  6. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    Do you mean Fifty Shades of Grey or Shades of Grey? Those are two completely different trilogies about different subjects. If you means the former, I sped my way through the first one. As an overly-biased person who has read a great deal of classical literature, I did not find FSoG to be well-written by general standards. The story was good enough, though I got nothing from it. It's more of a story for older teens or young adults. The fact that sequals were cranked out so quickly always makes me suspicious; and this is typical of commercialized literature. I also think that if the NYT hadn't given it so much hype, it would not have been such a selling success.

    1. Karen Hellier profile image92
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, I didn't know there was a Shades of Grey trilogy. I was talking about Fifty Shades of Grey.

  7. tillsontitan profile image83
    tillsontitanposted 5 years ago

    I read all three (wrote three hubs about them)....they need to be considered as true fiction and as such are okay.  I got mad at the characters more than once but continued to read anyway.

    1. Karen Hellier profile image92
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Are you getting a lot of traffic to your hubs about them?

    2. tillsontitan profile image83
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      An enormous amount of traffic and I do mean enormous!

  8. Stina Caxe profile image84
    Stina Caxeposted 5 years ago

    I bought them for my mom (who is in her 50's) for her birthday a month ago.  She has finished all three and really enjoyed them.  I have not read them and probably wont.

  9. johnsmitht profile image58
    johnsmithtposted 5 years ago

    Not yet.. But a lot of my female friends say it's pretty darn good..

  10. one2get2no profile image81
    one2get2noposted 5 years ago

    I haven't but my 87 year old mum has and she thoroughly enjoyed them. Mind you I've had a peek at her book library on her Kindle and some of the books she has on there would make even a porn star blush. Maybe she is reaching back to her lost youth. Who knows....lol

  11. ct92 profile image76
    ct92posted 5 years ago

    Read the first one, to find out what all the fuss what about.
    Didn't like it. Would give it 1 out of 5 stars. It was an easy read though, so that's at least something.

  12. profile image50
    Tmurrell2519posted 5 years ago

    I have read all three Shades of Grey books. They generated so much hype and controversy I just had to. I found they did not really live up to the hype though. The pros are mediocre at best, and the sex although entertaining, not stellar.
    The characters are likeable and the struggle between them is admittedly a page turner. Am I glad I read them, yes. If for nothing else to understand what all the hype was about.Would I read them again, no. However I have recomended it to friends that I feel would enjoy them. I do wish the writer much luck in the future. Good for her ! It is an impressive feat what she has accomplished with a work that started on the web as fan fiction.

  13. Sarah Masson profile image66
    Sarah Massonposted 5 years ago

    I read the first 100 pages and threw it away. I thought the writing was terrible and I found the whole thing quite ridiculous. I don't know what all the fuss was about, I'd never bother to try to pick it up again, would be a waste of my time.


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