Rating: ✪ ✪ ✪
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.
Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.
But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view…
This book was an emotional rollercoaster. I gave it three stars because I read it in four days. I was addicted, but it doesn’t mean I like the book. I despise the characters. At the beginning it was ok. There was too much sex in one go – which I should have been prepared for considering this book’s reputation. I’m going to kill Ana if she keeps telling me about her stomach muscles clenching in the most delicious fashion.
When Christian “punished” her for the first time I hated him. I felt like Ana was my friend who had stumbled into an abusive relationship and I could only watch with horror. Because of course she wouldn’t let me interfere with her relationship with her Christian. I couldn’t believe he did that. Sure evil characters do much worse in other books, but in this one we are told we like Christian. Not just like, but want to be around him all the time and have sex with him and love him. It was horrible. I don’t care how much he needs to hit her, it doesn’t give him the right to.
There will always be books about controversial topics. “Flowers in the Attic”. “Lolita”. The difference is the victims didn’t love the evil characters. This books causes you to think about things, and bring light on abusive relationships.
Things I liked:
– Ana’s self goddess and I think its her conscience. I just tried flicking through the book, but couldn’t find what she calls it. Her goddess is a bad influence.
– The emails. I loved the subjects and when Christian changed the bottom of his signature.
– Their sometimes witty banter
Things that I didn’t:
– The punishment thing
– ANA TAKES BACK HER WORDS ABOUT HIM BEING A BASTARD FOR WANTING TO HIT HER. FOR FUCK’S SAKE YOU WERE RIGHT!!!
– All the stalking. Leave the poor girl alone
– She gets rid of the books. I would drool all over those.
I have mixed emotions about this book. I wish Ana doesn’t come back to him (there is a second and third). I wish she ends up with Kate’s older brother Ethan and Christian learns from this and stops being fucked up and meets a nice lady. It was an experience. Ana is a whimp. She should just leave him. The only reason she stays is because she doesn’t know what a normal happy relationship is like. In other relationships the boy will fuck you too! He’ll even make love and let you touch his chest all you like. TRY A NORMAL RELATIONSHIP AND LEAVE CHRISTIAN FOR MRS ROBINSON.
*sighs* but I know I’ll read the other two.