Saturday, July 28, 2012

Book Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

With all the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, I had to see what the fuss was all about.

I knew the book would be racy, which I didn't mind, but I assumed it would at least be well-written and full of good characters. know what they say about making assumptions. 

While it was mildly entertaining and an easy read, I found the main characters and parts of the story to be extremely annoying. For example:

1) The inner dialogue of the leading lady, Anastasia Steele, is highly irritating and often focuses on the struggle between her subconscious and her "inner goddess." She is like an acquaintance that you can only handle in small doses. 

2) Ms. Steele also refers to her lady bits as "my sex." Blerg!

3) Christian Grey's signature saying is "laters baby." I don't care how extremely good looking and fantastic in bed you are, if you said "laters baby" to me on a regular basis, I would want to punch you in the throat. 

Despite my dislike of the first book, I am one that has to finish a movie, book series, etc. even if I don't love it....just to find out how it all ends. So, I purchased the second book in the series on my new Kindle, which prompted the following in an e-mail from Amazon. 

You have got to love the juxtaposition of the recommended items.

I will let you know if the second book is any better...but I am not holding out hope. 


  1. Totally agree w/ you on 50 shades. I hated that she kept referring to her vajayjay as "my sex" wtf who does that? Also it was annoying how whenever she would bite her lip Christian would always say, "you know what that does to me"

    That being said, like you I will also be finishing the series. Let us know what you think of the 2nd book.

  2. Ugh...the whole lip biting thing drove me crazy!!


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