It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve finished this book, and I’ve been meaning to do a book review for it since the day after but I’ve just managed to regain everything I had in my brain before I read this book. I had seen a few things before reading this book. Between hearing about it from TV and my friend suggesting it. It was only a matter of time before I broke. I had watched the Dr. Oz episode when they were discussing the book and I hadn’t heard the (in some minds) weird stuff on the other shows until this show, but I still wanted to read it.
When I first began reading it. It never really bothered me. I liked the chemistry between Ana and Christian. Her friendship with Kate and everybody else. The first few chapters I was fine with. It was until Christian started acting a bit like a stalker. I don’t know if it was because I’ve seen a lot of Law & Order: SVU (Special Victims Unit) but I know people stalking other people isn’t the most smartest thing ever. So that actually bothered me for a bit.
While I was reading the book my friend Mandy and I were discussing the fact that the movie they’re going to do for this book isn’t going to do any justice at all unless they made it an X rated film. We were also trying to figure who would be the perfect Christian Grey. My vote was for Ian Somerhalder because of his gorgeous eyes but when I was reading it I was actually imagining Christian with blonde hair. So then my brain went into overdrive. I’m now down to Alex Pettyer. He was my pick when People magazine had a poll up with a bunch of actors names on. Alex has blonde hair and he’s very sexy, if you haven’t seen the “Magic Mike” commercials, you really need to. Now thinking about it, I can see Channing Tatum as Mr. Grey too. My friend Mandy’s pick was Matt Bomer, who is also in “Magic Mike” as well. Two great minds think alike. I don’t know though. Earlier this week I saw on Twitter that apparently some people think Paul Walker would make a hot Christian Grey too. I hope someone educated him about it. I kind of felt bad for him.
The whole concept of the book is a guy who is looking for his next what I like to call “fling” and doesn’t really want a serious relationship until he meets Ana. She just has the way about her that makes him fight to stay with her and is considering to do more to show he cares of her. Almost everything in this book is a first for them. For Ana, knowing Christian has a Red Room filled with goodies (taking the term lightly) and knowing she’s got herself in a mess with a dude who isn’t like other guys on the outside and apparently on the inside. She’s freaking out. She likes him but is it really worth it? I do not like how the first book ended. I think she could have went a little farther with it at the end. Sadly, I don’t think I’m going to be reading the next two books. However, I am going to see the movie when it comes out. I am not missing that.
6 thoughts on “Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey”
I completely agree with your queasiness when it comes to Christian’s stalker tendencies. I loved reading the book but a couple of things bothered me — aka some of the implicit anti-feminism under the sexual plot. Did you notice these also?
Yes I did. It was a good book, but not as good as everybody had mentioned it.
I would have had the same reaction to you if I read it because my #1 fear is something from SVU happening to me so I pick up on that stuff way easily. Thanks for this review. My family has all three books, my dad read them as odd as that is, but I haven’t picked them up yet. It weirds me out.
Yeah, when I watched the Dr. Oz episode of the husbands talking about how the books have improved their sexual life I was like, “oh dear God!” Lol because you know that’s gotta be awkward to talk about on natural television. And you’re welcome, it was a good read but some parts were too much to handle.