50 Shades of Grey


As promised, here is my review of “50 Shades of Grey,” by E. L. James.

Out of curiosity and wanting to see what all the hype was about, I began this book in April.  Just this past Saturday, I finally finished it — WHEW!

Getting through the first 150 pages was so hard, which was one reason why it took so long to finish.  E.L. James has admitted that she’s not a good writer and I agree with her!  While not only is she not a good writer, neither did she have a good editor.  The editor could have done a better job, making the writing stronger, especially for such a popular book.  Isn’t that an editor’s job?

While the storyline was good, with very enjoyable characters, dominate Christian Grey and submissive, Anastasia Steele, I expected more from the so-called “mommy porn.”  In Megan Hart’s books, the sex scenes had me blushing, but as I was reading “50 Shades,” I kept rolling my eyes.  I’ve even written stuff more sexual!  The sex scenes were laughable, but I see why so many are rushing out to buy this book.  James has stated in multiple interviews that this book is written on her fantasies and I can see why; she’s a married mom of two.  This book is for moms who have traded whips and handcuffs for bottles and bibs.  As a married woman without children, I was more swept away with Christian’s dominance than with the sex.  It was Christian who had my toes curling, along with his mysterious ways…Damn, he’s a sexy Hero!

There is talk about “50 Shades” being a movie which I would be interested in, especially if they get my imagination of Christian right.  (Who do you recommend playing him?)

While I do plan on reading the other books, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, I’m really in no hurry to start them.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars, based on the characters and plot, not the writing or the sex scenes.

5 thoughts on “50 Shades of Grey

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  2. There is a lot of hype (understatement LOL) about “50 Shades of Grey”, but I haven’t checked it out. I’ll probably wait until the popularity dies down or maybe never. My friends say it’s really good, but I’m just like blah.

    I don’t know why–maybe because there’s so many mixed reviews. I wish if an author says they aren’t a really good writer, then they’d take classes or do something to improve their craft. It’s good to be self-aware; however, it’s even better when you try to change for the better.

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

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  4. I haven’t read it, but I hear Ian whatever his last name is from The Vampire Diaries (he plays Damien, the much hotter Salvatore brother) is interested. I would see the movie if he were in it. Probably not otherwise

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