… the spicy trilogy that’s catching everyone’s attention? If you are looking for a good beach read this summer, then you will have to read E. L. James’s Fifty Shades Trilogy*. The main character, Christian Grey, is a rich, handsome millionaire that sweeps a pretty, smart, yet naive college girl off her feet in more ways than one. She is captivated by his charm yet seduced by the brooding personality that sits and listens to sad classical music one moment and goes off in a jealous possessive rage the next. Of course, there’s also the complex elephant in the room called S & M. The story keeps you going in that area to keep you wondering what makes this guy and this relationship work or make any kind of sense.
I believe the author was very influenced by classic Victorian and Puritanical literature, believe it or not. I did really enjoy all three novels, although the second one was just a little redundant when it came to the S & M aspect. I think it’s interesting that it’s one of the fastest rising bestsellers in history as reported on CNN. Just for the record, I vote for Mathew McConaughey as the leading man in the movie and Katie Holmes (ex-TomCat) for the role of Anastasia . Lastly, I find it interesting that these novels are right next to the adolescent section of a lot of book departments. B+ – I’d read any sequels.
Reviewed by Doreen (staff)