50 Shades of Grey: book review

Like the even woman on planet earth I decided to pick up the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy and see what all the fuss was about. Here is my review of the first book in the trilogy, 50 Shades of Grey, to follow will be 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed.

For those of you that don’t know the trilogy is referred to as mummy porn (see SNL spoof video below), but beyond the smut, this book is about graduate Anastasia, who fills in for her friend Katherine to interview the young hotshot CEO Christian Grey for the university paper and ends up starting an unconventional relationship.

Many think this book is just about kinky sex, but if you read between these scenes (that’s only a few pages before they are at it again) there is a story of a troubled man and the books build to uncover his history. In 50 Shades of Grey we see him as someone looking for someone to dominate in his play room, but upon meeting Anastasia he starts to confront his demons and actually wants ‘more’.

This book, and the others that I am currently working my way through, has a great storyline that pulls you in, see if you can find anyone that hasn’t read it in less than a week, however, I would say that I feel it could have actually been written a  little better. There are phrases that are repeated throughout the book that I found a little frustrating, and I thought there was a little too much smut (but I guess some people like that). But overall this is a book that you will enjoy reading. Be warned however, you will be left wanting to pick up the second book straight away, so make sure you have that waiting on your Kindle as a follow up.

Have you read 50 Shade of Grey? What do you think? Also, please vote in my poll for who you think should play Christina Grey in the movie adaptation.


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