Tuesday, 10 July 2012

50 Shades of Grey...?


Yes, like many other women & men in fact, I too have fallen for the trilogy "Fifty Shades"...
or should I say a "Mr. Christian Grey" ;)


To be fair I did want to read the book because of all the hype, reviews were calling it a "yummy mummy book" and of course I did not want to miss out!


Truth be told the first book was bought for me by a very naive boyfriend who had no idea what the book was about, he knows I love reading so I just happened to mention this book... 


Lo and behold, after receiving the first book on the Friday, I was out on Saturday buying the next 2 books in the trilogy...yes I did read the book in 1 day and I just NEEDED to read the other 2 books.


I don't want to give away the story line but I do have very much a love hate relationship with this elusive "Mr.Grey" and with the writer.


Mr. Grey



  • As the author put it, you are in fact 50 shades of f***** up
  • But then why as a reader do I love you as a character so much?
It poses in interesting question in my mind, the character of Mr.Grey is the epitome of what a lead male romantic character is, string, wealthy, competent (he has a boat and a helicopter), carefree, brooding etc etc

But is in fact very damaged and as a reader, you over look this! Maybe this just shows that women can't help a "fixer upper". We love a challenge and the author plays into this.

The Author

In my opinion she is a very clever women. By creating a twilight esque novel and adding erotic sex , its a seller and its no wonder her book has been flying off the shelf. 

To her credit she has created a very powerful character which will in no doubt translate very well onto the screen.

To conclude

I loved the books, I enjoyed reading them. 
Do I think story wise, the books would have been successful without the help of "Mr.Grey"  and his lets say "particular" sexual exploits?

No.

But anyway, no one really bought these books for the storyline....

27 comments:

  1. Thank you very much! <3
    With love, Milena
    xx

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  2. Thank you for your comment sweety :))

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  3. I agree with this; 'no one bought the book for the storyline' haha.
    I wrote a (v.) short review of it on my blog, if you could let me know what you think?
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/summer-sun-holiday-reads.html

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  4. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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    http://lajune16.blogspot.com/

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  5. I bought the first book but haven't finished it yet. I think I've had it for like 3 weeks now. haha it just hasn't pulled me in like it has so many others...

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  6. I so wanna feel the love and be a fan of these books but no matter how much I tried I just found them crappy :'( xxx

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  7. i just finished the first book and im dying to get the 2nd!! loved it so much :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  8. hi Natali, I love your blog, I follow you now:)
    xx chris

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  9. Thanks for linking up over at Pointing Up. Looking forward to getting to know you!
    Dalayna

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  10. I haven't read this but it feels like every other female in my life has read or is reading it. I've heard really good and really bad things from different people but it seems like one of the must read books - even if it's not your cup of tea!

    arrceebee.blogpost.com.au

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  11. Funny and Interesting book :) cute blog too. :)
    xx shey
    http://thelittlebearcub.blogspot.com/

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  12. I heard a lot of this book so I might have to read it haha

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  13. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog - I'm so glad I've found yours - I love it! :-) I read these books in a week! They are terribly written but completely addictive, and I couldn't put them down ;-) xxx

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  14. Very Inspiring dear,!!!!!!!!! Good Job ♥♥♥

    If you have a minute, please check out my blog and follow me if you haven't yet. I'll appreciate it so much! Thanks!


    Blow A Rainbow

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  15. I've not read the book, but it's a wonderful example of smart marketing. Suddenly, Mr Grey is everywhere (as it were!)

    Lovely blog
    xx

    www.jocannon.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I loved the book too, it had all the ingredients necessary for a good one, xoxo

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  17. I'm hooked on the series too! I'm almost done with the third book and I think I'm going to be sad when I finish it, haha. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, I'm following now :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  18. I enjoyed your analysis of this, I've read them but in the third book I was skipping past the sex scenes. There was only so much of the same stuff I could read over and over again.
    I'm your newest follower, thanks for the fun post!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  19. Now we just have to see who plays him in the movie:)
    www.maresplace.com
    Mare

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  21. Im gona start these books tonight! Im excited to read them haha.
    Im a new follower, hope you follow back hunny! xox

    My Blog : The Style Khaleesi

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  22. Haha!! Sounds like a great trilogy but not for me I don't think! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Follow each other maybe?mlet me know! popcornandpersephone.blogspot.com
    Ally xoxox

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  23. i heard SO much hype, i just had to read the first book - although it's not something i'd normally read, i actually did enjoy it! hah, don't know whether i'll be buying the next two just yet though... reading it in one day is SO impressive too! hah xo

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