However, after reading page upon page of cringe-worthy excerpts on various websites, I can definitively say that this is one series upon which I won't be wasting my time or money. From the complete absence of polished writing and editing to the presence of what I consider to be some truly sick, disturbing and not even remotely "sexy" content, I must say that I honestly just don't get everyone's fascination with Fifty Shades.
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Christian lies beside me, his hand caressing my belly, his long fingers splayed out wide. "How's my daughter?" "She's dancing." I laugh. "Dancing? Oh yes! Wow. I can feel her." He grins as Blip Two somersaults inside me. "I think she likes sex already."
-- Fifty Shades Freed, Epilog.
Um, I'm sorry, but say WHAT?! This passage strikes me as being sick and deranged on more levels than I can possibly begin to express within such a short blog post. So, rather than going off on what could easily become an endless rant about this and other similarly disturbing passages, I'll just end by saying that all in all, the positive hype surrounding this series completely blows my mind and not in an even remotely good way.
What do you think about this series and its bestseller status?