Fifty Shades of Grey
"RIght now I just want to tie you up and fuck you senseless. Are you ready for that?"
Wow! The sex part was real fun (or should I say: pleasure?) - and anyway, why else would one read “Fifty Shades”? Literature? Once the reader comes back to senses and realises that their sexual life has been pretty dull in the last decades, they
also notice that the rest of the story (do we really care?) was incredibly flat (surprise!) inconsistent (the whole absurd thing with that contract!) and a tad repetitive (Grey’s head keeps cocking at all time as Ana’s eyes keeps rolling).
Of course the author needed a kind of a plot to carry on that overwhelming sex but despite the fact that she’s great when describing pleasure (men: do buy this book! You’ll make plenty of women very happy) she totally fails when carving her characters and situations, making the whole thing either absurd (Anastasia climaxes with an ease that happens just in books or movies) or
rather dull – when not a tad repulsive (the tampon act).
Grey is the exact stereotype of the handsome man: rich, well (perfectly) trained, excellent taste in food or clothing, well educated, expensive hobbies (like piloting helicopter), great job (=he is the CEO a self made company, engaged in “developing viable and ecologically sustainable methods of farming for third world country” – super trendy and caring, and he earns a lot), plays piano, reads a lot. Am I forgetting something? Of course: he’s indecently handsome. And a sex god.
However Mr Grey does have a problem: he can’t fall in love.
Grey meets Anastasia (nick name: Ana. Does that ring any bell?), an American girl, who lives in the US, 2011, who is about to graduate. Anastasia is surprisingly virgin (not because she’s unattractive – than why?), does not own a computer nor a smartphone (again: how ever could that be possible??). She’s immediately taken with Mr. Grey but her problemi s that she doesn’t want just sex: she also wants love.
What a conflict! But again, that’s the part we don’t really care too much about.