In between the first and second reading of Cloud Atlas I downloaded Fifty Shades of Grey to see what everyone was talking about. Okay I fess up I bought it for the sexy bits. When I finished the book I gave my review on Amazon, the gist of which was that it was clichéd and poorly written with an ending that was too abrupt for the reader. I believe it was a manipulative tactic to ensure the reader immediately downloaded books 2 and 3. I don’t take kindly to these types of parlour tricks so I never bought them.