If you’re living in civilization aren’t too busy preparing for the zombie apocalypse, chances are you’ve heard about a little book called 50 Shades of Grey. How could you not! The media had their own frenzy over it, Hollywood snapped up the film rights and last I heard there is a supposed movie in the works as well.
Christian Grey is a tormented young rich entrepreneur with dark secrets and singular sexual tastes. Anastasia Steele has just broken up with Christian in order to begin a new career with a Publishing house in Seattle.
Her daily waking thoughts are dominated by the deep seated desire for Christian…Until he proposes an arrangement and a contract to which Anastasia finds hard to resist. Their sensual and searing affair is rekindled and Anastasia starts to learn about the harrowing past of her driven, damaged and demanding Fifty Shades.
Christian also struggles with his inner demons. Anastasia must deal with the envy and anger directed towards all the women who came before her ( no pun intended), as well as decide on a crucial decision of her life.
This particular books is intended for mature audiences: 18+
Now onto the review…
This book is kinky at best, a literary masterpiece, I think not, a fun read for the curious mind? Definitely. Just as long as you don’t spend too much time analyzing the author’s vocabulary and writing style and asking ‘was the editor tipsy when they were editing this book?”, you should be able to get through the book. Also don’t spend too much time pondering and trying to figure out why Christian at just 27 years old is a billionaire at such a young age as this is not ‘reastic’ book, revel in the fantasy, or think Mark Zuckerberg…or perhaps not…
This particular book has received both positive as well as negative reviews from readers with many saying that the book is a fun, erotic read that has further helped them to freely explore more of their sexuality. Some boyfriends and husbands out there are very thankful for this novel’s ability to overnight improve sex life’s that had once flat lined, even if its temporarily until the ‘Shades of Grey high ‘ wears off and they are back to the same old routine as before.
Whereas some readers praised 50 Shades of Grey as being a breathtaking, captivating and addicting read. Others have dismissed the book as being nothing more than a trashy trilogy not deserving of a sequel, – let alone a trilogy. Some of those who didn’t like the book are grateful they were able to sell it or return it, therefor ‘sending it back where it came from’ so to speak.
Mixed reviews are common since no two people are exactly alike ( except for identical twins of course), even then two people are free to make up their minds as they see fit.
Where To Buy This Book?
If just want to get your hands on a paperback copy of this book, beware that you could be waiting a while since most places online were sold out but taking pre-orders, although there could be a long wait list before you so you may be waiting a while and if patience isn’t your strongest virtue…you’re out of luck!
Another alternative to get your hands on this books is to scour an online book stores such as Amazon Bookstore and Kobo Bookstore, they will normally still have a few copies of the book still available.
The best value for your money is to get the 50 Shades trilogy set, it comes with all 3 books in the Shades of Grey series! Also works great for Christmas Gift or gift of any sort to anybody in your life who you know may enjoy this type of book.
Verdict: Is 50 Shades of Grey a great book? In my opinion, its far from it. Is it entertaining ? Why yes it is. DO NOT make the mistake of confusing an entertaining book for a literary masterpiece, because this particular book is badly written and that’s a fact. It’s a light literary read, one of those books you feel is bad for you, yet you can’t stop reading it, even after you feel low, down and dirty for enjoying it a little bit.
Overall, I would give this book a generous 3.5 out of 5….Don’t judge me
If you’ve already read the books, what are your thoughts on it?