I know I said that my last post would be the last of the night, however, I’ve just finished reading the last book of the Fifty Shades of Grey series and thought that it wouldn’t hurt to do a quick review.
I must admit that I was very curious about all of the hype this book was getting when I noticed the over abundance of references to this book on Facebook. So of course what do I do? I got a copy and read it duh!
So as you all may know by now these books are classified under the category of erotic fiction and for good reason. They contain very explicit, detailed encounters of the BDSM kind. At this point there are two types of readers out there when it comes to this and heck I guess all books. You either love it or hate it. I’ve read a few reviews and mainly I’ve only noticed the negative ones. Some reviews say that they ignite lust in women when it shouldn’t, so in other words its another form of adultery? Some say its too violent – as opposed to what? Our G rated, never ruffling any feathers TV shows?
Well here’s my opinion: I was very entertained by these 3 books and as I’ve mentioned in conversations with friends, I believe that the attraction has less to do with the BDSM part as it does with the underlying love story. Face it people, most women want to be the one to say that they were able to fix up their screwed up man by sticking by him and helping him get over his issues. It just happened to be that she chose to help him via kinky fun. Sound like a fantasy? That’s because it is people!! Geez!
I know that the reason I read fiction is to get away from the reality that I’m living. Fiction takes me places and transforms my surroundings for a period of time. This book is for adults and as adults we should be able to make our own minds up on whether or not read these. It really doesn’t matter how outraged or appalled people are about it, it doesn’t change the fact that E.L. James hit a home run for some women (and men) and is making tons of money from it.
By the way naysayers, there is nothing wrong with people who have different sexual lifestyles! Those are private moments and people should feel free to express themselves sexually as they see fit….js.