Hooked on “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Just two short months ago I had never heard of “Fifty Shades of Grey” or E.L. James.  All of that changed on a plane ride from Florida to NYC when a thirty-something woman from Long Island was holding up her I-Pad just high enough (with a very large font) for my husband and I to peruse every word on the screen. 

Bondage!

Sadomasochism!

Sex!

Romance!

“Thanks for sharing,” I commented as we were disembarking.

“Oh!” she responded, a bit embarrassed (but not really).  “Haven’t you heard of Fifty Shades of Grey?”

We hadn’t.

“All of the women on Long Island are reading it.  It’s a trilogy.”

Still uninterested, life went on and I didn’t think of Fifty Shades again.

At the gym a couple of weeks ago a building friend asked me if I had heard of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy.  She is a photographer and had just done a shoot of E.L. James and some of her followers.  Now my curiousity was definitely peaked and I went to Amazon and ordered the first book.

I finished it last night.  I couldn’t put it down.  I am about to order Book 2.  I’m so happy that it’s rainy and dank outside so I can have an excuse to lie in bed late this afternoon for a few hours and start reading again.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is not just about a man with dominant sexual proclivities.  It is so much more.

It’s a love story;

It’s a coming of age tale;

It’s psychologically complex;

It’s a modern day fairy tale.

The ending left me sad and I’m hoping that Book 2 changes that… though I’m not very optimistic that it will.  Ladies can dream, and E.L. James got that right.  I want to buy the first book for every woman I know, and I don’t feel that way often.  Read it ladies!

I have to go now.  “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” await me.

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About mallorylayne

midlife mom seeking meaning for the rest of her life.
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2 Responses to Hooked on “Fifty Shades of Grey”

  1. Alison D. says:

    I couldn’t put any of them down. Hope you like the next two books!

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