The Infamous 50 Shades of Grey: More Than What I Thought!
Let me start by saying that this book was not what I expected. I have seen this book everywhere. And now there’s a movie for it. I was skeptical about reading this book to begin with, but let me tell you: this book is about more than just sex. This book is about the beautiful, and very realistic, growth of a phenomenal relationship between a man and a woman. This book touched very real situations, and is absolutely not dedicated to strictly sex (although there are a lot of very detailed, and quite frankly very realistic sex scenes.)
This book starts with a very embarrassing encounter between Anastasia and Christian. I personally adored this approach (there’s just something about people falling on their face that makes me smile).
The main character, Anastasia, is almost like your typical girl. She’s not happy with how she looks, and she has an internal struggle between herself and her thoughts. Sounds crazy, but tell me what person doesn’t mentally argue with themselves over something at one point or another in their life.
Christian both did and did not grow up in money. He has his own dark secrets about his childhood, and how it has made him into the man he is. And the way the author describes these problems is just magnificent. I personally don’t know much about psychology, but the way that the author wrote (or described maybe?) the psychological effects was very realistic to me. It definitely brought me closer to the characters.
The way that the author pulled the characters together was quick, but that is not a bad thing in my opinion. The internal monologue with the main character was worth a million pages of event and build up descriptions! To me this book broke down the reality of what happens when two people connect before they even know they have.
My opinion of this book has definitely changed. I went into this book worried I would not see why so many people love it. Now that I have read it, I can see the appeal of it! It is so much more that simply sex on every page. It is romance, and thrill, and excitement. It is real. I definitely recommend that you add this book to your personal collection! I know I will be! As matter of fact, below I am posting a link where you can go read a sample of the book for free through Amazon. It is my understanding that you do not need the Kindle app to read the sample, however I could be wrong. If there are any issues, please leave me a comment and let me know so I can fix it immediately!