Posted in 2015

Book Review – Grey

📚 Grey by E.L James.

⚪️ Source: personal copy.


⚪️Blurb: In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

CHRISTIAN GREY exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty – until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him – past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

⚪️ Review: So, erm…. I read it. I know, I know, I said I wouldn’t, but I had too didn’t I? Why? Well it certainly wasn’t for the fact that I wanted to that’s for sure. I read it because realistically I couldn’t call it shit without reading it could I? And being honest here, I just didn’t think that was very fair of me. I know I shouldn’t have even felt like that, it’s not as if James gives a shit is it? And, even if she did I shouldn’t care, the way in which she treats not just her fans but also people who question her on domestic violence grounds is despicable. Horrid woman.

Anyway, be arsed writing a review for it. And, before you start, no I didn’t go into it sourly. I actually went in hoping that even though she was just copying her first book that she copied from Stephanie Meyer, that maybe, just maybe, she would have changed her writing style and have something decent to give us. So I’m just giving you the very few notes that I made throughout reading it. Enjoy!

• Oh god, already the words I and I’m are starting to seriously irritate me. 

• Gray says, ‘my mood is flat and grey.’ Yeah, so’s this book mate.

• His obsession with food is ridiculous and boring.

• It’s quite hard to picture Christian as attractive when he’s now Jamie Dornan. He’s far from my cup of tea. I had cast Ian Somerhalder myself like. Way better choice. 

• It’s written sort of like a diary log.  

• Sweet effing Jesus, he really thinks far too much of himself, doesn’t he ay? 

• What a wanker (UK) douche (U.S.)

• Without one single doubt he is a feeder .

• Oh am so bored! 

• Why does he call himself Grey? 

• He’s an arse! (UK) ass! (US)

• She’s still an arse! (UK) ass! (US)

• What the actual fuck!! A Ginger root being put up your arse! A ginger root! Hahaha, well that is so far from sexy. 

• Ay, wouldn’t Ginger up there burn? Pure ring sting.

• This book should come with a health warning: You will most definitely pile on the pounds whilst reading this book, as boredom eating is compulsory.

• I don’t get the swinging personalities with Grey the arsehole you know. One minute he’s dead confident and like I said earlier full of himself, then the next minute he’s very insecure. So I obviously find his machoism bullshit. 

• I thought maybe we’d get a bit more insight into Christian and Elena’s relationship.

• Do I really want more snacks? Or am I just worried that if I don’t get them Christian might shout at me to EEEAAAATTTT.

• Ana’s still a drip, but to be fair she’s a tiny bit more feisty than she was when we seen her in her books.

• He really is so strange.

• Abdolute cringe central.

• All in all lot better than the first three by Anna, but still extremely boring, far-fetched, stalkerish, and weird.

• Oh how excited I am for the next one. (Sarcasm) Bring on the snacks! (Not sarcasm)


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