“Fifty Shades” is a quick & easy read. I could’ve of made a pun there, but…moving on!
The language used when describing sex was…tasteful. You will not find the more vulgar words for vagina and penis. Instead the author uses words like “there” and “sex“.
The book had a nice balance between sexual/romantic situations, and non-sexual/romantic situations. Meaning that it didn’t linger too long on the latter. As an erotic romance, this is appreciated. Readers want to read about sex & the relationship(s) involved around it. Not super long descriptions and the superfluous interactions with (and of) those not involved. While it’s certainly necessary for a good, sound novel, it’s not always desirable from the perspective of those wanting to read an erotic story.
If you haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey, here’s the gist:
Just kidding. But, not really!
The real gist is this:
A young, clue-less virgin (Anastasia) interviews an extremely wealthy, irresistibly-attractive (but not much older) man (Christian Grey) for the school newspaper. He has a dark, mysterious past. She’s drawn to him. He stalks her (but, totally in the “good way”) & offers her an unusual kind of relationship. They have plenty of sex.
I won’t give too much more away but, read on if you’d like to know my thoughts…
I know that this is a book of fiction, and yet, the fact that it was so unrealistic irritated me.
I did wonder if Ana had any clothes of her own. Virtually every thing she wore (that wasn’t bought by Christian) belonged to her roommate Kate.
And, Christian…what a mythological creature he was!
He was, handsome. Sexy. Rich. Broody & mysterious. A mind-reader. Worldly. Thoughtful. Strong & manly. Not even thirty years old. AND, on top of it all, he merely had eyes (and time) for one virgin.
Have you read this book? What did you think?