Grey: book review by Dinh.
Today I will be reviewing E L James’ new book Grey. To purchase, please click here.
If you have read the E.L. James trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed and enjoyed it, I would recommend that you pick up her latest book, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey Series).
If you read all or part of the trilogy and it didn’t exactly inspire you, then give this book a miss. I read the first three books based on all the hype but found that it wasn’t my cup of tea. My bottom line on those books – soft porn with a hint of a story line.
The book Grey is based on E L James’ first book, Fifty Shades of Grey but from Christian Grey’s viewpoint. It’s an erotic romance- more erotic than romance in my view!
The story starts off with Christian Grey, a young, powerful business man who loves control all things in his life and one day he meets Anastasia Steele when she interviews him at his office. He is immediately taken by her.
The story continues with him trying to pursue her even though she is not his usually type. The backdrop of the story is about Christian and how he is trying to figure out if Anastasia will fit into his sadomasochism (dominant/submissive) lifestyle.
Be prepared there is a lot of sex. All that is on Christian’s mind is sex! So if you’re a young adult you may find this book titillating. I, on the other hand, did not find it erotic. It was painfully repetitive. The first hundred pages were slow and boring and I found that I had to push myself to continue to read.
Toward the end of the book it is a bit more interesting as we get a glimpse of Christian’s past and how he came to be what he is today. Grey is not at all meaty with character developments. I guess you can say there simply was not enough foreplay to keep my interest! Just joking.
After reading the book Grey I wondered why I wasted my valuable time reading it. So two thumbs down….
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