Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sage's Book Review V, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James. (Only book 1)

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James. (Only book 1)

I’m the last person on this earth to read Fifty Shades of Grey (FSOG) by, E. L James? It sure as heck felt like it, where ever I went, I heard woman raving about this book! Some of the women were reading it again, for the second time.

So what’s all the hype? Was the sex in this story that racy, is that why they call it mommy porn? Was I missing the greatest story of all time? I decided to pick it up the book and have a look for myself.  

Literature student, Anastasia Steele, had very minimal experiences with men because of her low self-esteem, but after she is coaxed into interviewing Christian Grey by her best friend, who happens to be owner and CEO of his very own empire, she didn’t expect to fall (literally) into the arms of this young, mysterious, and beautiful man. Anastasia quickly realized that she wanted Christian Grey, and was willing to experiment with sex even after finding out that his sexual taste was centered around BDSM and expected her to be his submissive, and not only in the bedroom.

Anastasia, tried to fight against her independent spirit but soon learns that some of the submissive roles are too much for her to bear and she will have to choose, between her first love and her own morals.

As a reader of erotic romance, I assumed that the sex in FSOG would be BDSM at its naughtiest, but after reading the book, I felt it vanilla at it best.  Of course, millions of women are addicted to this book; it’s Christian Grey that has reeled us in and placed us under his spell. Why wouldn’t he have intrigued us? A young, gorgeous, and rich gentlemen, who loves to spoil his women and has an extremely kinky sexual hunger. Mr. Grey is the catch of the century! Yes, Christian Grey has issues, serious issues from his past, and he is emotionally injured but, that adds to his appeal to me, and I’m sure that other women may feel the same way.

My feelings about the Fifty Shades of Grey are completely confounding; I didn’t care for the style of writing, but I found that I kept turning the pages. I guess I will be reading the rest of the trilogy because I feel like I have to. I have a weird obsession with Christian Grey.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, Christian was so enigmatic and compelling. I won't read the other two, only because I can't take the snarky subconscious and the inner goddess bits any more. I've read books with much riskier sex scenes than FSOG, but the Christian character kept me reading. I loved the emails.