Friday, June 01, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
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.

2/5 stars (it was okay)
Out of curiosity to see what all the fuss was about I finally picked up this book.  I start reading and realize this seems awfully familiar so I did a little research on the internet and found out that the story is based on a Twilight Fanfic and that I had read it already.  Knowing it was a Twilight Fanfic I could see which characters were Bella (Anastasia), Edward (Christian) & Jacob (Jose).  Anastasia works at a Hardware story owned by a good buddy of her's family who likes her (aka Mike).  Oh and don't get me started on Anastasia's "Inner Goddess" that is constantly talking to her and always being refered to "Inner Goddess" in just about every other page.  The writing felt like a fanfiction and I found a few grammatical errors.  As far as the smuttiness of the story I didn't feel it was that bad.  I've read The Black Dagger Brotherhood (a well written great series) and that is pretty smutty.  But one thing is Chrisitan Grey is one sick bastard and needs immediate professional help.  I will most like try reading the next one just to see if it gets any better.

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