I've read the book. I've read all three, if I am to be honest. I don't get the popularity given the really poor writing and not quite sure how they could translate the books into a move.
And here my friends all say I am weird. I could not even make it through the first book. Not only is the writing sub par, but the premise of the whole story is off for me. Christian Grey the 27 year old self made billionaire who is fluent in multiple languages, but seems never to actually work ... What is even stranger than me not liking these books is I actually read a lot of urban fantasy, romance, sci-fi books, but Shades just fell way flat for me.