Day 11: A Book You Hated

Fifty-shades-of-grey

Yep, I hate it. I could go on about characterization issues (there is no original characterization), sexist issues, and all those things which I find problematic. But what really really bothers me is that this was lazy editing and publishing. It’s like they lifted it right from the fanfiction that it was and didn’t bother to put it through the usual team of editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders. The characters speak with British slang and dialect despite the fact that they’re American (due to the author being British), the characterizations are straight from Twilight, the numerous grammar mistakes. It’s all just one big headache to me. And as a longtime fanfiction reader, the smut isn’t even redeeming because there is a lot on the internet, available for free, that is way better.

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