I've stooped so low.....
I'm reading Fifty Shades of Grey.
Purely as research, of course!!! ...to find out why it's so popular. Apart from all the sex, which actually gets quite boring after a while, I'm not yet sure why it has become such a phenomenon.
The main characters have got to be the most annoying people in the world! Anastasia is a vapid wench who 'explodes' at the mere thought of a shag, and Christian has no redeeming qualities at all except that he's good looking (which you can't see anyway coz its just words on a page).
The car chase in book two, and the kidnapping plot in book three weren't bad.. but far too brief.
And there are no dragons or wizards.
And there is no war between good and evil in which the main character must overcome surmountable odds and travel vast distances on an adventure where they meet lots of different creatures to not only grow as a person but to save all of humanity with the knowledge and powers they have acquired along the way.....
So... I'm finding it quite lacking.
On the plus side I guess the writing is fairly easy to read, and the descriptions are quite creative.
That is all.