okay, okay… i caved. i’m sucked right into the thick of 50 shades of grey.
i’m mortified, ashamed and embarrassed to admit that i’m reading it. i have no qualms about reading any type of erotica. but i had trashed this book before and now that i’m reading it, it totally and utterly deserves some trashing.
but i’m still drawn to it – like mentioned before with the twilight series, there’s this ‘i need to know what happens next’ pull.
as far as the writing, i would prefer an amateur writer to just write – without trying so hard. it would have been less noticeable that she’s a horrible writer if she didn’t add those really out-of-ordinairy words out of the blue to a style that is on the more casual side.
anyway, without giving away the storyline, i’ll commence a list of irritating parts of the book:
- E. L. James, please just say ‘envision’. who says ‘envisages’ anyway? it doesn’t even flow. especially with your writing style (or lack of). it annoys me to death because she uses ‘envisages’ several times – never the word ‘envisions’. the repetitiveness makes it too evident that she is trying too hard.
- the characters mutter what they say. a lot. i often wonder how they even hear what the other one is saying with all the muttering. there are dialogues upon dialogues where they are described to be muttering a statement or response. it’s a book full of muttering dialogues.
- i would like to shoot anastasia’s inner goddess. or at least give her inner goddess a vallum. she’s a bit of a spaz.
- anastasia is often thinking the words ‘oh my’. all throughout the book, i see oh my. yes. like that. italicized. everywhere.
- if they are going to be emailing each other back and forth like they do (pretty much in every chapter), why the hell have they not signed on with skype? or at least get onto gtalk or some other type of instant chat system.
what disturbs me the most… women around the globe are apparently in love with this fictional christian grey character. i think i would be ok that these women are just getting all kinked out with the hot fantasy-like sex. or just needing to know what will happen to these two’s disturbed and ‘effed up relationship.
it just makes me a little sick to my stomach when i think back (before reading 50 shades of grey) how these women fully admit, “i wish I could meet my own christian grey!”
really? but he’s beyond just controlling. his behaviour extends outside the bedroom and takes over parts of the relationship that does not equate to trust and respect.
the sex scenes were not disturbing to me. they were, actually, a little boring (it’s very repetitive and personally, not at all a turn on – the romantic bits where it was just plan vanilla sex – as they called it – was somewhat hot, though). it was what happened outside their fantasy-role play.
i’m not at all sure why anyone would want that in a relationship.