So I did it, I really did it.. I sat down and read Fifty Shades of Grey.. I will have reviews on this series soon but I wanted to express some of my thoughts.
Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book in a trilogy, it isn't a stand alone book. If you read it as such you miss so many of the nuances.. the storyline AND the love story..
I took my time to read Fifty because there was so much bad press.. but honestly, I thought it was a pretty well crafted story.. About so much more than Sex and control. It was a story about two people that grow into each other..
I don't feel it accurately depicts the BDSM lifestyle (like I have a clue) but rather some people who participate in it and what their reasons could be. The trilogy rather than being about BDSM is about acceptance and honestly couldn't we all use a little of that?
I literally devoured this trilogy.. each book had so much to share although at times I felt that the third book dragged it did help to tie up so very many threads.. yeah and not just on Ana *grins*
I find the general jump to judge attitude about these books disconcerting... I have seen more sex in other books.. the sex in this story was there for a reason and it worked.. As for the "older" man ''younger" woman concept.. she is 22 and he is 27.. that is pretty much in the norm of many relationships.. and in just about every relationship I have seen, one member is more knowledgeable than the other.. sometimes, one is more knowledgable in some areas and the other member in others. Which as we actually see in the Fifty trilogy..
My suggestion.. don't be in such a hurry to judge.. don't feel the need to jump on the bandwagon.. this is a well written series that touches on issues that so very many of us have. Everyone of us is looking if not for love then acceptance.. a reason to validate who we are and what we believe in.
Reviews to come later..