So I waited for months for my turn to check out Fifty Shades of grey from my local library (via ebook of course). Listening to everyone fuss over this book, not being able to talk about the book because I haven’t read it yet. Finally it was my turn to read it! I had heard mixed things about the book, good and bad reviews, but I wanted to read it myself just to see what the fuss is about. Espeically now that there is some talks about a possible movie.
Ill be honest, I was deeply let down by this book. Im not sure exactly what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. About a quarter of the way through it I realized I just wasn’t getting into the book. Though I powered through it, all the way to the end. Most of it was pretty expected with the exception of one part… towards the end, in the bathroom. YIKES. Thats all Im going to say, in case you have not read it.
Some things that irked me about this book:
- The over use of words/sayings. For example, Mr. Grey tells Anastasia at least 100 times not to bite her lip or else. Or when Anastasia describes certain feelings she describes as her “inner goddess”
- The fact that Mr. Grey is quite the nut job. No seriously, she cant touch him?!
- Anastasia refuses to accept any gifts from him, even the Audi. The whole book I felt like saying accept these gifts as payment for the fact that the guy you’re dating is a totally emotionally messed up jerk! Seriously!
I most surprised by the lack of content. There were quite a few adult scenes, actually I think at least 90% was adult content. I expected that, but there wasn’t enough story line to make it all make any kind of sense as to why Anastasia put up with Mr. Grey’s weirdness, other than him being hot and rich.
I must see how they plan on making a movie out of this book. I do not plan on reading the other two books, I feel I already invested enough time in this series.