Okay, so I read the first few pages of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY just to see what all the fuss was about. I wasn't thrilled with the writing. To be honest, I don't know how it got past an editor. Yes, I know the history of it being fan fiction, but I still feel like it could have been polished before being released with a major publisher. And just to let you know, I didn't go into it looking for mistakes. But it was just very sloppy, and that's all I'll say.
Anyway, there's a story today about some libraries down in Florida refusing to carry the book because of its erotic content. My problem with this is, there are already books on the shelves that are just as erotic, if not more, only without all the media attention to make them stand out. Funny enough, there used to be this older guy that came in to the library who would stand in the back corner panting over all these types of books. Ick. He'd come up to the checkout desk later with stacks, and Iaintkiddingyou, stacks of hot, sweat-covered books. Oh my lord, it was so creepy. I hated checking out that guy's books. Buuuuutttt, this is America, and we are adults. We can check out whatever we want. No one should be able to decide what someone else can check out. Should there be a label on it? Maybe. Just like movies. But one person's opinion of what is morally acceptable should not interfere with a county, tax-fed institution.
And, okay . . . no, I wouldn't want my daughter to go check out the above mentioned book, but more because of the insane number of "Holy Cow's" being used throughout. It was extremely annoying.
What do you guys think? Have you read it? Should it be banned from libraries?