Review: 50 Shades of Grey

Yeah, I know, I’m super late on all the uproar surrounding 50 Shades. I honestly wasn’t planning on reading it at all until my sis-in-law, said she loved it, has read it twice, and wanted me to see the movie with her. So, even after all the horrible things I’d heard about it, I thought I’d give it a shot. How bad could it possibly be???

In passing yesterday, someone asked me what I thought of 50 Shades so far. (I’ve finished the 1st 2 books). Here is my review 50 Shades, book 1. (SPOILERS AHEAD, if you have not read and are considering reading this book, you’ve been warned).


3 out of 5 stars for 50 Shades of Grey –

I’m going to ignore the terrible writing part, because we’ve all heard about it. There really was no plot to this book. It is all about sex…and Ana’s inner goddess that is apparently an Olympic gymnast…& her subconscious that constantly piers over her thick rimmed glasses to raise an are-you-serious brow at Ana’s mostly ridiculous reasons for wanting Mr. Grey. He’s hot, that’s about it. Never mind that he’s a control freak stalker wanting to beat you into submission. The thing that got me was that Ana’s a smart cookie. Anyone that smart would have been running for the hills as soon as Grey whipped out the NDA and the Sub contract. But once Ana’s cherry has been popped, she becomes this wanton sex goddess, who’s strangely fantastic at giving mouth massages in the bathtub.

There’s this electric all-consuming charge between them and when it ignites Ana’s panties go flying and Grey whips out the ever present foil condom package in his pocket. That should also be a red flag. THIS MAN CARRIES CONDOMS EVERYWHERE!!!! Seriously he must buy stock in them! And once used, where the hell does he dispose of them? There were times when he stuck a used one in his pocket!?!?! I sure the hell hope he threw it away. I would hate to be his housekeeper, be doing his laundry, and find a used condom in one of his pockets. Then again, his housekeeper in the book would probably just giggle, blush, flush, shake her head, and throw it away for him.

I was more intrigued by the supporting ensemble of characters than Ana and Christian. Cheers to Ana though for ditching Grey’s ass at the very end.

I gave it 3 stars because I actually finished it. Yeah, yeah, the writing, blah, blah, blah…it had me giggling a few times, mostly at their snarky emails back and forth, and a couple of one liners thrown in here and there. Would I read it again? Probably not, but it’s not a book that by the end I was ready to throw across the room or burn in the fireplace. So yeah, 3 stars.

I’m not posting links for this one, if you want it head over to Amazon and search for it. OR head to your local Walmart.

Have you read it? What did you think?


One thought on “Review: 50 Shades of Grey

  1. I think the hype is COMPLETELY over to top. I have read books that were WAY worse, content wise, and WAY better, story wise. I was impressed in any capacity. If it gets people to reading, then Yay? I guess? But if I ever hear someone say FSOG is their favorite book, their going straight to the bottom of my GAF list.

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