I’d been hearing about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series for a while both on tv and online but didn’t really pay that much attention to it. It wasn’t until someone I know bought the book and loaned it to me for a morning. Basically, I had about 5 hours to read the book and give back to her.
Needless to say, I read the entire book within the alloted time and gave it back. I, then, drove my ass to Costco and bought the entire set! LOL! As soon as I got home, I started reading the 2nd book and finished it within 5 hours. My nieces were visiting once again so I had to put the book down off and on. I started to read the 3rd book the next day and finished that the same day!
What do I think of the series itself? Well, the first book, I was totally hooked! I’ve read tons of romance books in the past, both historical and current. While I prefer historical, I had no problems reading these books. The big deal regarding these books was the use of BSDM and the tons of sex the characters had.
None of that was too surprising to me,…not that I’m an expert in the subject of BSDM but I wasn’t into the books for the sex! The main characters were interesting enough for me to be glued to the books from start to finish! Christian Grey, himself, was definitely the main draw! In my mind, I couldn’t help but picture Christian Bale from “American Psycho“! LOL! Not as the character (Patrick Bateman) he played but the way he looked! Sculpted perfection! Then there is the hair, oh the hair! LOL!
By the 3rd book, I was starting to get a little bored with the sex in every chapter so I was eager to see how the characters would finally evolve in the end. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the books and would definitely re-read them over and over as I do with all my books.
I read that the movie rights to the books had already been purchased. I’m definitely wondering who they would pick to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele! Obviously, Christian Bale is too old to play the main male lead. I think, they should go with an unknown. Definitely someone who has the charisma and sex appeal, along with the power that Christian exudes. The same goes for Ana! Definitely a girl that can play both innocent and naive, fiery with a “smart mouth” as Christian puts it!
- ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Now America’s Only Book [Reading] (gawker.com)
- Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (csilibrarian.wordpress.com)