Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shades, Reviewed

I have now read the Shades of Grey Trilogy. To be perfectly honest, I like to read autobiographies. After going into work one night and hearing all the girls go on and on and on about this series, I had to see what all the hype was about. Seriously, I was reading the Steve Jobs autobiography and God's Little Devotional Book for Moms prior to Chris buying me the Shades trilogy for my iPad. The Jobs book is so boring I could not get into it. Gees, for a brilliant Man, I am bored. YAWN! So anyway...getting back to Mr. Grey.

Okay, here it is.

The book is intense, erotic, drama filled, immature, sexually explicit, not entirely well written (really, the girl is not a writer), but it kept my attention to the point where I could not put them down! Honestly, I have never watched porn or read anything that I thought was remotely close to it (see what I was reading above!), but this is what I would find to be literary porn. Seriously. Okay, maybe for boring people like me. People who get into that sort of thing probably would be bored. Who knows?!

Funny, since I have read it, it seems everyone I have talked to either has read the series, is in the middle of reading the series, or is really considering reading it. So, I guess I would have read it sooner or later just to see what all the hype was about.

In the end, I want an Audi, and any Audi would do (I would even take Chris' old TT again! :) ). I loved the attention Christian gave Anna, okay the good attention. I also loved how much his family loved her, but I could not relate. But, it is just simply not reality on so many levels. I guess it was a good escape from my reality where my husband is gone 50% of the time and the other 50% of the time he is here but not in spirit only. So...I guess I had a 2 week vacation during my reading time from reality. For that, I did not waste my time. It gave me something to look forward to, as any good book does. I look forward to the evenings when I have a good book to read and dread them when all I have to do is to put away laundry and sit alone watching nothing on TV.

So, would I recommend the series? Definitely.

1 comment:

Courtney F said...

Interesting. I have yet to read them myself. If I had coworkers, I probably would, but since I am late to the conversation, I think I will sit this series out. According to other moms, there will probably be a baby boom next year because of these books. I think the phrase Shades of Grey has been tainted forever though. :-)

Glad you liked them!