The last book I read was ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ by E.L. James. I have considered putting a review of it up here, but I’m still not sure. It is huge at the moment, and that is what led me to read it – I wanted to know why it was big. I really enjoyed the book, but also came away from it feeling a bit confused as to why I liked it.
I don’t think that there is a point in providing a synopsis of it here. It’s so big that you would have to be living under a rock to not know the basic premise of the story. I will say that it was not what I expected, based on what I’d read online. I can kind of see both sides to the argument – both for and against the book. I went into it with an open mind and with a firm resolution to see it only as a fictional work and I think that was why I liked it. But like I said, I’m still a bit confused. It was fun and didn’t take a lot of brainwork to follow the plot. At times I felt a bit bored, at others I laughed and I will admit that when Ana was presented with the contract I wanted to her to morph into Sookie Stackhouse and start laughing at it. I don’t really see the harm in it, but I can see where some critics are coming from.
I also didn’t fall madly in love with Christian, unlike a lot of readers. He is kind of creepy and over the top, but I thought the romance was okay.