My sister recently completed Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. "Sister" not only recommended I read it, she insisted. This persistence should have been my first warning. I do not get too rattled by "stuff" in books, but I assume that books contain interesting story lines, strong characters, amazing settings, etc.
Fifty Shades of Grey was about ten pages of a lackluster story and 490 pages of smut. Now, keep in mind that I read all 500 pages just to be sure (ha! ha!) that I would not miss any of the story. I will not be picking up the sequels. If you are looking for a trashy beach read--this may be the book. Anything even slightly more--save your money.