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3.0 out of 5 stars
Just not dirty enough!, 22 Jun 2012
For those with a very experienced and open mind like myself, I found Ana to be an extremely irritating, naive, inexperienced teenager. Of course I know this is what she is meant to be but I just think this kind of novel requires a lot more dirt. The ultimate in degradation just was not there; people are afraid to tread these lines now, with 'women equality' and all, but some of us actually like that kind of thing. She needs to get over the fact that he wants a certain kind of relationship and feel damned lucky for it! I thought he would have at least peed on her! Call himself a dom? Nah. She really frustrated me as a woman, shes one of those pathetic 'goodie girl' types.
As for the writing style; appalling. While the plot is extremely addictive and I can see where the author is coming from... making the taboo more accepted, the repetition makes it sound like the girl has no imagination, and shes a LITERATURE STUDENT! If I see Mr Grey 'Cocking his head to one side' any more I'd think he had some kind of problem. Needs to get that sorted. Or the issue he has with her biting her lip; once or twice maybe, but there is no way any man after a set amount of time still finds this a turn on or whatever. My boyfriend thinks the 'sexy' habits I had when we first went out are just plain annoying now. I'd be very surprised if there is any pure filth in the next books. Obviously the author has just thought 'soft porn' all the way through; if we're going for it, go HARDCORE! I understand that this book has reached a VERY vast audience, but it is for this soft porn reason alone. Not the writing, not the style. Just the addictive plot and the emails between Ana and Mr Grey. All I can say EL James, is do YOUR research and plough it into a further book!
That's all folks.
P.S anyone else think Mr Grey was described like Ed Sheeran? That put me off lots.