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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
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May 09, 2012

it was ok

Oh well, this is a bold enough book but with endless stereotypes.

Pray, why would you make this alternative sex liking guy a demi God? Why make him a champion of hunger across the world? To justify his appetite for a different lifestyle? James did not need to validate BDSM.

And the female protagonist - she is 23 and a VIRGIN? Why bestow her with virtues? To validate her fascination and raw attraction to a man she meets?

I wish this book aimed to take out stereotypes and just accept lifestyles with as less judgement as possible.

The indignant best friend whose first time was expectedly in a drunken stupor on the back seat of a beat up with a brainless jock, the rich rich oh-very-rich male with blonde, silent, efficient, unquestioning servers magically appearing and disappearing, the female character is a mix of apparent emotional distraught over every slight, misplaced dignity, unapparent intelligence and a whole bunch of unreasonable tears. Ofcourse they are both astonishingly beautiful beyond believe. *ROLLING EYES* (this has taken on a new meaning now)

Anyways, I have read Fifty Shades Darker and can safely say that it only gets worse from here. I think Shades of Grey was better than its sequel by a few fine degrees.

Thanks for putting semi-porn on the main shelves where women (and men) can reach for it without the raised eyebrow. *Rolling EYES*

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