Fifty Shades Of Grammar - How Bad Was It?

As a writer, there are certain resources I'll always find very useful; one of such is the website - a site designed and dedicated to constructing proper grammar in the construction of the English language.

Despite the fact that I write, I'm not a stickler for jumping on the bandwagon to read every bestseller because not every bestseller seems to have actually sold its best to me. So when the hullabaloo about the novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James was all over the place, I was just aloof....mainly because I didn't like checking out the romance (or sex bondage/fantasy?) genre.

But when came up with this interesting infographic and asked me to post it, I felt it was something that might interest other authors and fans of the novel.

Fifty Shades of Grey was said to have been panned by critics for its poor use of language. The Grammarly team reviewed the book and found mistakes similar to what could be found in some of the classics.

Check them out...

Grammarly: Fifty Shades of Grammar

Someone once told me that no matter how well a book is written, it can never escape having a mistake. I'm wondering if this actually proves it.

Doesn't it?

1 Screamer(s):

Anonymous said...

I actually started reading this book when it first came out, and I saw it with a married colleague who told me, "Its really not something a single girl should read", which of course immediately peaked my interest. I mean, what would happen if I DID read it? Would I go forth to fornicate with some random stranger, my brain vibrating with the lascivious words within its pages?
First of all, let me point out that I am VERY selective about what writers I read, and tend to gravitate towards the ones that write strong female characters (Crichton, Stephen King, Clive Barker). I simply have no patience for simpering females who cringe in corners, waiting to be rescued by men.
I started this with zero expectations, after trying to read the Twilight books and being utterly disgusted. I didn't even know E.L James wrote Twilight fan fiction. I got as far as page 6 and just decided to flip through the rest of the book. This phrase jumped out at me from a passage during one of their "steamy" trysts, "Feel it baby."
Who talks like that during sex? Seriously?! The book is terrible, not just because of the crap writing and rubbish sentence construction, but because the plot is so unrealistic. The main character is a lifeless moron who spends her entire life biting her lip and (apparently) climaxing at the drop of a pin, the romantic interest is a stalker/abuser who is supposedly a business mogul, yet he spends all his time being creepy and having kinky sex. Even Tony Stark, the original GBPP ( Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist) takes time out to build Iron Man suits and run a business!
Ugh, everything about this trilogy is just wrong. WRONG! I didn't know how incipient the damage this book has done to women's psyches until I got into an argument with a lady recently. She complimented me on my face (I had just recovered from a bad bout of acne), and I said "If only I had a way to channel all the bad stuff that happens to me so I never age, like Mr. Grey"
She looked blank, so I clarified with, "You know, Dorian", to which she responded with eye rolling, "Um, no, I think YOU mean Christian"!