Fifty Shades of Grey book 1 - erotic fiction by Vintage Books - review by animepanda89

Big Ball of Cheesy Goodness

Whereas Fifty Shades of Grey is by far not the best written book ever released, it is by far not the worst. Yes the characters are unbelievable and it is based on a fan fiction but it makes for a great lazy summer read. One of the best things about the book is just how amazingly bad it is; the main character uses the phrase "inner goddess" at least 36 times in the first book alone. The book is not going to be winning the Pulitzer Prize anytime soon but it is a good way to waste an afternoon.
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E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey has to be the funniest thing I have read this summer. The erotic fiction that is setting fire to the best sellers list and ladies loins alike is amazingly bad. I read Fifty Shades to see what the hype was about and since I am a fan of erotic fiction; boy, was I in for a surprise. The book reads like a fan fiction, which makes sense since it is based on one.

The characters in the Fifty Shades series are probably the funniest part. The main girl is your stereotypical mousy virginal college student who the twenty seven year old billion(yes I said billion)aire falls for when she literally falls into his office. Thus begins their strange master/slave relationship. If you like unbelievable cookie-cutter fan-fiction characters, this is the book for you. The many different facets of Christian Grey's character just get annoying with time; he is perfect looking, loaded (self made billionaire), well hung, a lover of Casanova proportions, is trying to end world hunger by himself, and is also a troubled soul who is self described as being fifty shades of fucked up. I am not even going into his language skills, pilot abilities, live-in servants and amazing collection of cars. Anastasia is even worse to talk about.

Overall the book is amazingly cheesy; it is not great but it makes for a good poolside read on a lazy summer afternoon. Once you get over the writing, it is a fair story that is entertaining at least. Don;t expect super hot sex scenes since they are not. There is also almost no bondage in this book, a bit of being tied up and spanking but nothing super exciting. In all if you like cheesy, dime-store romances Fifty Shades of Grey is the book for you.
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  • Zombirella
    I'm sorry you didn't like it. I kinda did . I sent you message though asking if you had any suggestions for me to read as this was my first erotic novel and I'd like to read others and get suggestions from other people here at EF I more or less liked the suspense of the plot and I'm one of those people that HAS to finish what I start.
  • Geogeo
    Haha I just don't think I can read this. Thanks for sharing.
  • Ms. N
    I think I will save the cheese for my burgers. Thanks for sharing.
  • Aydios
    thanks for the review
  • vanilla&chocolate
    Thanks for the review, and I agree with Ms. N!
  • Terri69
    Great review!
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