After much speculation online as to who will be taking on the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in E.L. James’ book “Fifty Shades Of Grey”, I finally finished the book. So, I will give you my opinion about the entire book as a whole. I couldn’t resist the erotic nature of the book, so we picked it up. Then, we put it back down numerous times. It was actually a struggle to get through the entire book. Why? I’ll tell you…
The book was written by a British woman about characters in the U.S. The only problem? The terms used to refer to every day items weren’t Americanized. An example would be how the characters take a “holiday” as opposed to a “vacation”. Another example would be Ana grabbing her “satchel” as opposed to her “bag” or “purse”.
Also of some annoyance were the crutch phrases that were used repetitively in the novel. Her “inner goddess” and “subconscious” were always on hand, being personified like squeamish girls or ladies dancing. The first time Ana referred to them, I thought, ‘Oh how cute.’ When it got to the fiftieth mention of said fictitious creatures, I was cringing and putting the book down.
Lastly, I felt as if the book was very poorly written and in desperate need of editing. There were countless spelling and grammatical errors throughout the book. It almost lends itself to the notion that the book was put on a rush release so that its author could rake in the profits from the movie rights.
Have you read the book? If so, what were your thoughts on this “mommy porn”? Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t say that I would see this movie. Especially if Ian Somerhalder, Alexander Skarsgard or Joe Manganiello get the lead role of Christian. Will you?