Sunday, April 15, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey Review
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
Genre: Adult Fiction
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
What an absorbing and erotic read this is, but it’s not the main story, just a way for two people to discover what their limits are and maybe find love. This first book in the trilogy introduces us to Christian and Ana and the darkness that is inside Christian and how Ana struggles to bring him into the light. It’s also a psychological novel that can show how one person can control another.
I’ve read better written books, but this one makes you want to continue to see where the characters will go and how far. If you don’t like explicit sex, then you should avoid this book. I liked the characters, but found them to not be that believable. This would be better as a movie than as a book.
I don’t usually buy books because of the hype, but I wanted to see for myself what the hype was about. Curiosity can kill the cat and the cat has no lives left. I don’t usually do negative reviews, but I felt I needed to make an exception.