Considering that the movie just released in theatres in America, I thought this was an apt infographic to share. Frankly, I am not a fan of the books or the writing, but I agree with the graphic below that the books were not as bad they were painted out to be.
Although it topped bestseller lists around the world, E. L. James’ erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, was widely panned by critics for its poor use of language.
The Grammarly team reviewed the book for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, and learned that — although there were some mistakes — the errors were in alignment with similar gaffes in celebrated romances. It seems that the language of love really is a language of its own!
I mean Fifty Shades of Grey started out as fan fiction for the Twilight series, so obviously we know right from the start not to expect great literature, right?
What do you think? Do you think they are really that badly written, or is that just a perception?