Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James
Yes, I've finally jumped on the bandwagon. Before picking this up I heard over and over just how bad the writing was, and maybe I should be a little embarrassed to admit this, but it didn't really bother me. I did notice some typos, something I very rarely find. So I know if I found more than 1, I can only imagine how many are actually in here.
But to the actual story. I read a review at Read It, See It that I completely agree with. In her her review, Megan touches on some of the topics of discussion on the book. We all have an opinion on Ana's & Christian's relationship. But if two consenting adults have a relationship, does it really matter what goes on between closed doors? If you are enjoying yourself, does that make it wrong because society says it's not normal? Yes, Christian is controlling, but is he abusive? After all, he does make sure she knows what she's getting into.
Also, what I thought was fun was knowing that Ana was basically Bella from the Twilight books and Christian was Edward. No James' interpretation of them doesn't match Stephanie Meyers exactly, but it was still fun finding the similarities (and differences too).
Basically yes, it made me uncomfortable in places. Part of me feels like I shouldn't admit to liking it (but again in a way that goes back to the question about whether if we enjoy something does it matter if other may think it's wrong). But I guess the most telling thing here is that I've already started the second book.
Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!
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