Tuesday, July 24, 2012

{ bloggy book club week 6 - fifty shades of grey }









It's all she wrote folks.  The last week of Fifty Shades of Grey is upon us and I'm a little sad.  It's the first time that I've really dived into a book discussion online and the first time that I've ever discussed a book of this nature.  I've had the greatest time and I look forward to the next book "Fallen" by Lauren Kate.  I mentioned last week that's it's a little out of my normal reading style but change is good.  And if it's not good you'll hear about it too.  

The last weeks questions...


1. How would you sum up this novel?

I would sum it up as way outside the box.  It runs circles around the box.  I've read other erotic fiction and stories that delved into the BDSM category but this was on a whole different level.  I'm pretty sure it's the first of its kind to hit the mainstream the way it has and the content shocked a lot of people.  The story I believe, it meant to be about Christian and Ana and how love can change a person.  The BDSM is the twist that we haven't really read too often in the Bad Boy/Good Girl tale and is what draws us in.  It's a glimpse inside something that most of us will never see and won't admit that we want to. 


2. How did you feel about the end of this novel?

First thought- thank gosh there are sequels.  I'm not used to cliffhangers in books and Fifty Shades of Grey leaves off at a doozy.  We spend the whole book becoming invested in these characters and at the first time things get "real" for Ana, well she takes off.  I've never wanted to thunk a character in head as much as I wanted to to Ana at that point.  She does redeem herself in the later books and becomes the partner that Christian needs but at the end of this book I feel like her inexperience shown through and she bit off more than she could chew.  I also believe that Christian pushed Ana past what she could handle and paid the consequences for it.  The end left me wanting more (although I had already read the entire series long ago when it was fanfiction) and thankful that I only had to wait a moment for the next book to download to my Kindle.  


On a final note, like all big things people talk about, they are making a Fifty Shades of Grey movie.  The first time I read through the books I did picture Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Christian and Ana since it was fanfiction but now I kinda see Elizabeth Olson as Ana and (if there is any luck) Ian Somerhalder as Christian.







Who do you picture as Christian and Ana?



17 comments:

  1. I think it will be a brave actor who takes on Christian Grey! I am glad you had a great time reading the books. Are you going to read the rest at the same time as 'Fallen'?

    Rosie xx

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  2. I can definitely see them as Ana and Christian. I also picture Chase Crawford as Christian and the girl from the Secret Life of the American Teenager as Ana...or Emmy Rossum. I can see her as Ana too.

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  3. Great book review! And I've read Fallen by Lauren Kate and I LOVED it! Hope you enjoy!
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