Try swapping sites like PaperbackSwap or BookMooch, where you may be able to get it for free. Beyond that, check your local charity shops. There may be other readers equally disillusioned but more charitable than our Kendra.
hahaaha yes though I sincerely hope there isn't
Everywhere I look or everything I turn on or where I go everyone is spouting 50SOG
I did a wedding shoot today and the best man included it in his speech, but spouted the love and sincerity found, the honesty and physicality between the couple. I froze inbetween taking pictures and genuinely stood there looking perplexed. Everyone men and women alike loved the comments that related the wedding couple to Christian Grey and Ana Steele and I 'open mouthed' watched the applause and congeniality in absolute astonishment.
What is going on with the world?
I completely agree with jaybee - there are so many eloquent and beautifully written books out there and yet they won't be read or spoken about or given the credit that they are so due because they just ... from what I can tell ... don't hit that nerve of mainstream readers. They don't reach out in layman terms and that is what I think this is about. We of the 'literary' world can sit and argue the misfortune and horror of it all, all we like but the fact of the matter is ... E.L James, Susan Meyers write to and for the masses. In my opinion they write for the movies.
By that I mean ... they write as they would see it on the big screen and did a damn good job of it. I remember throughout the Twilight series, myself and a few friends had so many arguments about where she was going to go with the story. I genuinely hoped for the huge battle at the end, for major characters to be killed off for the benefit of the story but nooooo.... S.M could not bring herself to kill any of them off in case she upset her fanbase! This pissed me off big time considering JK Rowling killed Dumbledore and other fantastic and brilliant characters off along the way. (totally cried for Dobby) I refuse to read the next two books because I foresee a scenario with Ana's new boss (if it's a Twilight fanfiction then there has to be a Team Jacob in there somewhere, right?! ) And it being only three books and not four, there can't be a huge fall out, massive war or battle so she'll have to substitute that angle with a solitary battle, an individuals emotional tormoil or something
By the time I was reading the second book to Twilight .... New Moon I was able to picture perfect it for screen and I genuinely think that's what both have done here, Meyers and James. They did not just write for their fans but for the 'big screen'.
Well I found a parody i enjoyed of the book http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008IJ9EAW/ref=s9_newr_bw_d78_g351_ir05?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=1T5DPWY4P2MNW7Y816CQ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=308273327&pf_rd_i=341689031 hehe set in Belfast woo!!!
I'm not even thrilled that they set it in Ireland >.<
I'm embarrassed to be honest.
I wouldn't even bother to bring myself to read a parody on a parody and hope this whole hype with this awful book series finishes soon so genuine writers can get the acknowledgement and praise they are well over due.