Friday, 13 July 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James
Genre: Erotica Romance
Age Group: Adults
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 2011
Format: Kindle
Pages: 540
Source: Amazon
Buy: $5 with free delivery

WARNING: This is a review of an erotica novel so don't read the review if you don't like that. This review may also contain direct quotes from the novel.

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, `Fifty Shades of Grey` is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever. When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view... - Book Depository

This book is good and bad for many reasons. I liked it because it had a decent plot/storyline and just enough drama to keep me interested. Though there was so many problems with this book. The writing was terrible and after about 40% of it, I was sick of it; here's why:

The writing was okay up until the sex scenes when there would be so many overused phrases e.g: gasped, holy fuck (any other variation on 'holy') and "I felt it down there". Really? Down there? If this is an erotic novel the least it could have was the damn scientifically correct words for 'down there'. Also, when she was angry with Christian or unsure of what to do, her 'inner goddess' would come out and her 'conscience' would hide. What is that? It was beyond annoying!

There was some plot issues also. Since when is a Mac-Book the latest technology? Also who doesn't have an email address? This is in reference to when Christian bought her a computer and set up an email for her.

I hated Ana more than words can describe. Though, I did find Christian to be very interesting. Why is he the way he is? etc. Christian is probably the reason I kept reading. Don't get me wrong though, he is not the type of guy you will fall in love with.

The whole book was literally just Ana arguing with herself about weather she should consent to the BDSM relationship with Christian. I just wanted to shake her and scream at her to consent because it's obvious she does somewhere along the lines considering there is a whole trilogy.

I won't bother with the Twilight similarities because there wasn't many. It definitely didn't take away from the story so don't let that affect your thoughts on this book.

Though there was a nice bit of drama, Christian was interesting and kept me interested for the most part. Read it if you like, if you don't, oh well.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard so many different things about this book. I think I may give it a try to see for myself. Thanks for the review