Fifty Shades of Grey Book Review


So everyone has been raving about this book for so long, I finally broke down and borrowed it from a friend of mine to see what all the fuss was about.

Unfortunately I was rather disappointed with it. I am no stranger to erotica and have read my share of them. Some of them have been some phenomenal reads, ones that would blow your mind and most likely make you a little embarrassed to even admit you read it. So when ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ came out I was super excited to read it because it really made erotica go mainstream.

However after reading it I really do not think ‘Fifty Shades of Grey was very erotic to be honest. I have read an abundance of sex scenes and frankly I thought these were tame and a little on the weak side considering they were supposed to be BDSM style. There really wasn’t much of that style displayed here.

I also thought the writing lacked quite a bit push. I found quite a few scenes that didn’t follow through with the thought or the details were lacking. The dialogues between the characters were terrible. I felt like they discussed the same thing over and over and never got anywhere. It really seemed like they were disagreeing constantly and they only had chemistry in the bedroom and even that lacked for me.

When it came to the characters themselves I really didn’t see what the big deal was. Christian didn’t seem like such a big catch to me. I considering him controlling in the worst sense, it wasn’t just in the bedroom. He wanted to control every aspect of Ana’s life. That was extremely annoying to me. I also don’t see why he would want Anastasia Steele to begin with, she drove me crazy. She acts so two faced. She wants to have this halo and say ‘I don’t do those kinds of things’ but then do them with Christian and enjoy them but then go home and cry about them. I really do not get it. She grated on my nerves badly.

I was really expecting a great read that I wouldn’t be able to put down when in reality I had to force myself to finish it. I know a lot of people put there loved this book but I just did not get it. Frankly I just don’t think it did erotica justice.

I do give her respect for bringing erotica to mainstream reading but that’s about it. This book just didn’t do it for me.

Fifty Shades of Grey

E.L James

Vintage Books

Publishing Date: April 3, 2012

ISBN: 9780345803481

Genre: Erotic Romance