Tuesday, 26 June 2012

I have "Mummy Porn " on my Kindle !

Thought that might catch your eye.
But it's true. Seems I have had downloaded onto my Kindle for a number of weeks now "Mummy Porn"  and it has shocked me, for a few minute anyway. After all I am not only a mummy but a Grand mummy too.  I'd never heard of this genre of fiction until reading a BBC online article by Will Gompertz  Have to say I 'd never heard of him either until yesterday.
So, what is this pornographic material that I have not only downloaded but paid for as well ?
It's Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. 


Apparently, Fifty Shades of Grey sold 205, 130 paperback copies in the past week
The sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed sold 132, 174 and 115,086 copies. 
That's more than on next 50 bestselling paperback novels.


Now I do appreciate that by writing about this 'phenomenon' (as I have now heard it called)  that I am giving free promotion to the author and as this blog is read by millions I am sure sales will increase dramatically (!) too. Well good luck to EL James. Maybe one day she will blog about something that I have written, even if it's only on what I have written about her books.

For my bedtime reading last night I put Stuart Ayris and Vivien Hampshire to one side and began to read Fifty Shades of Grey, which I honestly knew nothing about. I'm not sure who recommended it or why I downloaded it and don't know what I was expecting porn-wise. But after the first 3 chapters I was bored with the repeatative descriptions of  "cold white sandstone and glass"  and "cold steel and marble" which seemed to be applied to every thing from the entrance lobbies of  hotels and offices, to the body language of  the main character and his many receptionists. The asides of the character of the story to herself , in italics, also got rather annoying - "Damn that woman" "Damn that man"  "Damn that elevator"  "Damn this feeling" ...  

It's probably a sign that I am well passed the middle aged woman who is titillated by "racy writing" stage. Or maybe it's just not my style of reading.

Either way, the FSG trilogy is going into my Kindle archives, unfinished.

Don't suppose it will affect my reading habits in any way except for being more careful what I download as so called 'recommendations'. 
















2 comments:

shirleyelmokadem said...

I'm going to download it later afterall us writers must keep up with new books.

Sanaa said...

I saw a Muslim women (I'm muslim too) walking around Tesco with it in her hand as her other hand pushed her trolley. I thought 'Wow she is reading whilst shopping, must be good'.
So I went to the library to see if it was in and my library assistant said:
'There are twenty seven people waiting for this book!'
I thought it must be good then.
I went home and order a copy off Amazon. Then I realised I knew NOTHING about he book and that was a silly move and I felt even worse after seeing on Goodreads.com it was reviewed at brilliant or awful.
I mentioned I had brought it to my English lit student friend (she is muslim too) that I'd brought it and she replied 'You brought porn?! and laughed.
*blushes*
She had reviewed it in her Open university creative writing course.
lol
I cancelled my Amazon order.
I don't mind a bit of sauciness in a story but I instantly felt like I had jumped on the band wagon after I ordered it.
Sorry for long comment!