Monday, August 27, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

ONE WORD to describe this book: UGH!..

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I was leisurely walking inside a books store when my eyes suddenly caught the list top ten fiction for the month. This book made it to the top spot. Shocker.

I thought. “WHY?!!”

Then it all comes back to me.. The feeling I had when reading this. The Red Room of Pain. The Hand Cuffs. Whip. Ugh! The unspeakable things that I never want to relive. But that would have been impossible since this book has been making a huge buzz all over the world. Yup. In fact, it was recently auctioned for movie rights, and all the bigshot productions bid for the movie adaptation. 

CURIOSITY.That’s the reason why I decided to read it. But curiosity killed the cat, right? I read this without reading one of the reviews from my friends. Thinking that my judgment would be clouded if I ever consult their reviews before I even start this one. I never consulted the synopsis! So it will probably be the understatement of the century if I say I was shocked by how the story turned out. It was intense. SHOCK-HORROR intense! I honestly didn’t see that coming!

Fifty Shades of Grey is a real unique love story. Unique because it’s about Dominant-Submissive relationship. Christian has it all, the gorgeous looks, body and the gazillion money. But the only problem is that he has a dark past that made him a perv.. ahem.. no let’s just say.. different. And there is Anastasia who’s immediately captivated by this perfect guy because she consents to an insane contract. 

Honestly, this story started quite great. I was blown away by Christian’s aura the first time they met. But then they talk about the contract and I was like. “You’re kidding right??” No sane girl would agree to this. But nah! Anna just did. I was truly trying hard to like this. I was trying so hard to look for the romance element into it but I can’t. All I saw were two emotionally tortured souls who are frustrating me most of the time. I kept reading because I was actually hoping for the characters to change. It wasn’t bad alright. It’s one of those novels that you either hate or love. I’ve read erotica stories before so this genre is not new to me. But come freaking on!! Why do they have to be so REVOLTING?!! 

If you don't want to read some kind of a psycho freakshow erotica don't read this.  I think I have to disagree with some people who loved this book. Sorry. This book is not really for me. But I might read the next two books because my friends told me it gets better.


Yup. Read them all and I have no intention of making my review for the other two books. So I just have to say it here. Here’s what I found out: It wasn’t that bad. 

For what particular reason I really don’t know. But it could be because:

1. It ended quite well. I like HEAs

2. I became used to the constant repulsive scenes. And the character’s occasional sick decisions.

3. I honestly liked reading the emails. Cute.

4. Christian possessive/emotional/generous streak can be overwhelmingly sweet.

5. The characters changed. 

Christian is still fifty shades of fucked up but he’s fighting his demons with Anna by his side. And that’s good enough for me. 

Bottom line: It was okay. It’s different. And really brave to have ventured this kind of story. But still not for me. I still don’t like it. I say it’s a shame to read this story. But I perfectly understand if some girls love the trilogy. **winks**.. Anyway, I stand by my opinion, it isn’t worth all the hype it’s getting.

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My Rating: 2 of 5 Stars..


  1. Yikes! That gif is pretty accurate for me too! I was actually pretty happy with the first chapter or so, in fact I was swooning over Grey a little and then came the contract and what followed and I ...yeah... Thanks but no thanks! It really wasn't for me either.

    I don't even know how I managed to read the next two books! LOL Well.. I do! By skimming through the thing and actually skipping those particular... parts! xD
    I liked your review ;)

    1. Thanks! I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels that way about this book but still managed to finish the trilogy.