Book Review: Fifty Shades Of Grey – E. L. James

Published May 25th 2011 by Vintage

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I wasn’t keen on reading the highly popular erotic novel (and its subsequent sequels) Fifty Shades of Grey but with my friends non-stop gushing about “Christian Grey” and “Anastasia Steel,” (mostly it was Christian) I finally decided to give in and ride on the bandwagon (esp now that the film’s version is slated for release February of next year)

 Penned by E L James, Fifty Shades of Grey centers on the naïve college girl Anastasia Steel who met the “elusive, supersexy, BDSM*-loving, demigod looking billionaire” Christian Grey through an interview she did for a friend. Grey immediately took interest on her and eventually offered her something that would deliver the young Anastasia into the dark, sensual world and shattering past of the powerful Christian Grey.

The book obviously has more than its share of erotic scenes – like way too many! It also carries as a whole the irresistible charm of Christian Grey. At times, I find Anna’s character annoying because of her uber-innocence but hey, that just me putting myself in her shoe..uh, LOL. And is it disturbing to mention how the character of Christian Grey reminds me so much of Edward Cullen from Twilight minus the pangs, vampirism and all? LOL

After reading the book, I realized that I liked both characters – Christian Grey, Anastasia and her inner goddess! She was awesome! Fifty Shades of Grey simply has its own appeal that lures you to the erotic, dark and troubled world of Christian Grey and tags you along Anastasia’s journey into it. It’s worth reading after all…

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

*BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism, Masochism) is a variety of erotic practices involving dominance and submission, role-playing, restraint, and other interpersonal dynamics. (source)

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