No intention of reading them, but seems everywhere I look somebody is - thought there was going to be a cat fight in the bookstore last weekend over the last copy they had in stock (which may have been appropriate!!??) - From what I hear they are racey, but little else
A young (19) coworker of mine picked up the books because of all the hoopla. She was flipping through it prior to reading it, and found a shopping list for um, toys. She is soooo not the kind of person that has any exposure to that kind of thing. Her face when she told me about it was priceless- it was a combination of embarrassment, curiosity, shock and nervous excitement. Then she kinda whispered "I can't wait to find out what I've got myself into", and I knew she'd be fine.
How about "Katniss Everdeen and Gale Hawthorn"?.....Wait a minute...those are already used in another bad trilogy...sorry
Ha ... Can't speak to that as I haven't read that one. But those don't fall under my personal "bad names" umbrella. They are skewed enough to suggest that the world in which Hunger Games takes place is a slightly different one, but they don't seem overly self-conscious. "Anastasia Steele" and "Christian Grey" are very fanfic/bodice ripper-y. Like ... what I would expect a 13-year-old to pick as future boy and girl names, written in big loopy writing, with hearts dotting each i. And really. "Grey" and "Steele"? I see what you did there, author, though I wish I didn't.