Fifty Shades of Grey book 1 - erotic book by Vintage Books - review by kaykay0427

Fifty Shades of Grey Review

I would recommend this book for anyone that loves erotic novels. It has a few downfalls, but all in all, if you really like to read, then you should have no problems finishing it quickly.
Erotic, page-turner, vivid details.
Unnecessarily big words, very repetitive, the book goes dry in the middle
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
This book is about a girl named Anastasia Steele (a very beautiful mousy literature student) who does an interview on Christian Grey (a beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating entrepreneur) for her friend. Christian ends up falling for Anastasia and the other way around, as long as Ana stays within Christian's "terms of agreement." Ana finds out Christian has issues from his childhood that affected his adult life/sex life. This only makes her want to be with him more. She uses some of these issues to her advantage, but some of his issues are too sensitive of a subject to touch on. This book has its ups and downs and it is certainly very sexual.

I loved this book and hated this book all at the same time. I found it to be very compelling and sexual. It kept me wanting to read more after every chapter. The character descriptions were great; you really got the picture of what they looked like. The sex scenes were very vivid and detailed. It wasn't hard to follow at all. I loved the twists and turns that they threw at you to keep things interesting.

I am not a big fan of BDSM so I was glad that every sex scene didn't involve BDSM. I loved the romantic "vanilla sex," as they put it in the book. If it was whips and chains the entire time, I don't think I would have read the book all the way through.

I didn't like how repetitive it was. Anastasia is constantly saying "This man has issues but I love him" or something along those lines. The big words are a little unnecessary. I feel that the author had a thesaurus next to her and every word that she could find and change, she did. In the middle of the book, nothing really exciting happens, so it gets really unappealing and at one point I didn't read the book for about a week or two. I had to force myself to pick it back up and finish it. But I am glad I did because the ending is really compelling and the second and third books get even better.
It kept me wanting to read more, and it left you hanging at the end of every chapter, which made me read ahead before I went to bed so I was able to fall asleep without thinking, "Oh my God, what's going to happen next?"
Follow-up commentary
I loved the romance in this book, so I read it again. Why can't all relationships be this loving? Granted, he had his "dark side", but who doesn't. The sex scenes are still steamy even reading this book for a second time. I hate the repetition of sentences, but changing the wording around. She also used too many big words that needed a dictionary, but whatever. I know a lot of other people out there loved this book too because there are fan sites and a movie in action.
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  • Zandrock
    Thanks for the review
  • KDO
    Thanks for the review, I really enjoyed the book and I agree with you I wanted to keep reading
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