Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance/Erotica
Release: Vintage, May 25, 2011
Sold by: Random House Digital
Buy the Book: Amazon
When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.
The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.
For the first time since I started reading and reviewing books, I took a chance and bought this one without reading the book description or any customer and book blogger reviews. The reason I bought and decided to read it are these... first everytime I go to Amazon to look for books it was always there, I was watching the news the other day and this book was featured but I never got around to seeing it because I just wasn't interested and then I went to GoodReads.com to post some of my reviews and there it is again. With mostly 4.5 star ratings, that's when I said F it, fine now I am irritated and curious and intrigued.
This is what I found out. It is not for teenagers. It is not a paranormal fiction. And I am addicted to it. Not going to lie Mr. Grey and Ms. Steele got me all hot and bothered. Anyone who read this book and did not get the same reaction is probably dead, so don't even lie. I was not totally shock as other readers, this is still acceptable compared to Anne Rice's Claiming of Sleeping Beauty series. That one I could not finish, but yes same kinky sex theme so I was ok.
I do not know if I like the writing, I am torn. There are too many repeated phrases. I probably saw the contract 3x amongst other things. I really enjoyed the seduction, before Mr. Grey deflowered Ana. I also like that I get to feel first love again through Ana's journey. A married woman needed that.
I am surprised to hear that this is going to be adapted ont he big screen? how in the hell are they going to pull that off? Nevertheless, I am looking forward to it.