I'LL PROBABLY INADVERTENTLY POST SPOILERS, SO PLEASE DON'T KEEP READING IF YOU HAVE NOT YET READ THE BOOKS.
I am about 30 pages away from the end of the second book, and I am curious to know what will happen, as the last few pages of the first book were surprising (and totally sucked me into reading the second one). I am still currently very 'eh' about it all, hence the post title. They are not books that I will ever read again.
I'm not sure what to make of the sex scenes. They are graphic, and very to-the-point. I don't know if they are particularly well-written, but I guess they probably don't need to be. After the thirtieth one though, I just started glossing over them, as it felt like I was reading the same thing again and again.
The writing isn't the absolute worst, but it is clear that the author just started typing away, using a thesaurus on every fourth word (not that I am one to judge, my grammar leaves a lot to be desired). It was repetitive, and I just got sick of reading the same stupid phrases over and over. Some of the terms that got to me the most:
- inner goddess;
- oh my;
- my sex - now, I've never read erotic literature, so I'm not sure if that's a common description, or if the author was just too guileless to use more mature terms such as 'va-jay-jay' haha. Either way, I don't like it, and it bothers me.
I wish I had my book with me now, I know there are a few more!
Anyway, this isn't a review, just some things that have been stood out whilst reading. I wanted to ask: are you reading the series? What are your thoughts?
Most importantly, when you are reading, what or who does Christian Grey look like to you? Or Ana, for that matter? When I read books, peoples faces are never clearly shown in my mind, unlike their surroundings. Buildings, scenery, playrooms are all very clear in my mind, but faces are not. Ana doesn't have a face when I am reading. Christian, however, is Simon Baker. It took a few days for me to figure it out, after trying to pinpoint the face I had thought up. The character vaguely reminded me of Simon Bakers' character in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada - whose name was Christian Thompson, funnily enough. Very odd, as he doesn't really match the description of Grey.
This is my Christian Grey for some strange reason. Who is yours?