OK, I admit it…I did it…I read Fifty Shades of Grey.
I held off as long as I could, but the buzz surrounding this book finally got the best of me and I caved. (As an avid reader, I HATE when a book is popular and I’ve not read it…I feel so out of it!) Now, since my site is a family friendly site, I’m certainly not going to go into any details in this book, but I’ll sum up my thoughts on the book briefly and with a PG rating.
Basically, I read, I blushed. I read some more, I blushed some more. I read even more, my jaw hit the ground. And then I kept reading.
Here’s my two cents…
Good Storyline WAY Down Deep. You’ve got to look for it, but if you dig around a little, I promise, you’ll find it. The concept is good, but all the “extra” details seemed a bit of a distraction and unnecessary. If Christian had simply been a man who had an inappropriate relationship with an older woman that left him scarred, there still would have been a great story there…even without his, shall we say, unorthodox preferences. And I was a bit put off when I counted three instances where they so clearly took from the Bella/Edward storyline…I understand it was written as a Twilight fan fiction, but it went a bit far.
Unusual Writing Style. Ideally, I would have loved to have seen this book, that came from EL James idea, written by perhaps a more experienced writer, that could take her concept and expand upon it to make it more appealing to everyone. Because most of the criticisms I’ve read have come from people who were disliked her writing style, an author with a few books under their belt may have alleviated some of the dissatisfaction.
I’m glad I read it so I don’t feel so out of the loop. It was a quick read and the first book left me hanging enough to check out the second book, but I’m certainly not tearing through it like I did the first.
Now….how on EARTH are they going to make this into a movie???
If you’ve read the book, leave me a comment and let me know how you felt about it, but PLEASE keep your comments vague and rated PG!