BDSM and Fifty Shades of Grey in Between

Hello Darlings,  I did it! I finished Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James over the weekend! I avoided falling into the Twilight-like trap for as long as I could but the controversy surrounding this trilogy was finally just too much to resist. I did not expect a Lolita type novel where the writing would be a masterpiece and the plot a mind-twister. I was expecting Twilight renaissance with a mild dose of BDSM (aka – bondage & discipline / dominance & submission / sadism & masochism) minus the vampires!

It took me about two days to go through the 528 pages. I was pleasantly surprised, the writing is casual but the plot is captivating. The book is erotic and insightful into the world of BDSM. Apart from the erotica, it depicts a relationship that is complex and absorbing. It is interesting to see how the two characters evolve.

The story is told from the heroine’s perspective and touches notes that every female reader can identify with. What girl hasn’t had her heart broken?  The book may not go into the ranks of classical literature, however it does have social and cultural relevance. I think that the story is worth reading, even if it just to see why so many women have been charmed by the books. Be warned that the book is a page-turner!

It rained the entire weekend and aside from quiet dinners and going to the ballet, I was glad to just kick back and read.  I am dying to hear your opinions on the books? Love/ Hate them?

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I AM WEARING: Zara Printed Linen T-Shirt // Juicy Couture Stripe Blazer // Marc by Marc Jacobs Rings // Michael Kors Watch // 7 For All Mankind  The Skinny Jeans // Kate Spade Little Blaine Satchel

As for the outfit, it is my beloved weekend look. I enjoy wearing simple and comfortable clothing for Sunday brunch. There is something about the blazer and ballerinas combination that I find irresistible! The Zara linen tee was love at first sight how could I resist a cute tutu graphic! It’s just too cute. 

With Love…

Marta 

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4 Comments

  1. Natasha
    June 4, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Did you read all three books or just the first? I personally didn’t like it too much. It was REALLY repetitive and predictable to the point I was skipping chunks of the books.The bdsm and erotica was the only interesting part about it but even that got repetitive. I can understand why girls like it though. The whole “good girl being the one to change the bad guy”. It think it also speaks to women who believe in the traditional patriarchal family where the man is the one to kind of protect and provide for his wife and family. The only thing that kept me reading is wanting to know why Christian was the way he is lol.

  2. June 4, 2012 / 11:09 pm

    I loved the whole trilogy!! The second and third books are much more interesting as you really dive into the characters. Many twists and turns!

  3. June 7, 2012 / 10:59 am

    It’s on my to-read list 🙂

  4. June 7, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    It’s the first time I hear of it. Curious, added it to my endless ‘to read’ list!

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