Monday, September 16, 2013

[Reading] Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

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Thank you Jamie (TheThirtySomething) for sending me this digital copy of Fifty Shades!
I find that I’ve achieved quite an accomplishment last month alone with four books to fill up my hours as I struggle to eradicate my obsessed addiction on online games. And if I may I add, I have very much to thank this trilogy.

Honestly, I am really glad I got a digital copy of these books rather than paper back. I cannot imagine the embarrassment I have to endure while flipping this “mummy porn” while I wait for dear husband to finish his work. Or the stares and ogle I get for just holding these books in my hand! Might as well hold a mod-con copy of Playboy magazine into a clutch bag or messenger bag; or just wear a dress with montages of the Penthouse magazine covers? On second thought, I highly doubt anyone living within 50km radius of Province Wellesley would even know the existence of this title let alone the contents!

While critics were rather harsh on E.L. James’s style of writing, I find it very much a pleasant read. I loved it so much so that I ended up reading this book TWICE back to back! Contrary to what most of you may think, it was not the kinkery fuckery that made me read it for the second time, it’s the plot that I find appealing (to me at least). After all, who wouldn’t love a dashing young bachelor with an earning that would rival Donald Trump? Though I cringe at the thought of Christian Grey with chest hair! Ah yes, I am one of those who would get instant heart palpitation over Vin Diesel's chest at any given day.

But I guess the most eye rolling moment for all Fifty Shades fans is the announcement of the lead actor and actresses for this movie. Well, James was involved in the selection of the lead characters so we just have to trust her decision and hope for the best. As much as there is so much hype leading up to the production of a movie based on this novel, I am not one of them who look forward in watching this movie. The last two movie adaptations that I have watch and read the book was Marley and P.S. I Love you. And BOTH movies turn out to be spectacularly HORRIBLE and LAME! I won’t dwell on the details but when I read the books I cried buckets but didn’t even shed a tear in both movies.

After reading the first book I found myself puzzling on how an erotic book like this can find its way onto the shelves of Malaysia bookstore? I mean soft porn magazines are illegal; movies that are vulgar and contain nudity are either cut or banned all together. Yet a book that sends your brain cells into a frenzy of imagination goes scot free! I guess it is a good thing that this book is not banned as I find it rather entertaining. Perhaps in the near future we can see a spin off on Christian Grey – the younger days. Just like The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex and the City.
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Anyway a word of advice for those who have yet to buy and read Fifty Shades of Grey, please buy all three books! The first book ends in a cliffhanger and no one likes to be left high and dry… Forgive the pun. Secondly, you may or may not have kinkey feelings toward almost every single object on earth.


  1. I m excited for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. I am really happy for the casting.
    Charlie Hunnam has finally responded to rumors that he's a favorite to play Mr.Grey's role.
    EL James

    1. With EL James playing a big role in the making of this movie I too hope that it will turn out great! ;)


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