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I enjoyed the book...while some parts were basically repeated from Fifty Shades of Grey i was ok with that because it was from his point of view and the things that went thru his mind from those same points in Fifty Shades...i wanted to know what was going thru his mind and what he was thinking and if he knew he was changing while he was with Ana and what he did after she left because everyone even he himself said in the second part Fifty Shades Darker that he was lost without her and it gave me all of that...great read
Never thought that this series could possible get any worse. Boy was I wrong. Three quarters of the book is just word for word cut and paste of the first book, and the inane back and forth of their incessantly boring emails.
Not even erotica, just plain depravity. For god's sake why would you shove ginger root up someones butt?
Grey is a repeat of the first book, fifty shades of grey. In this book, Christian Grey retells the story about how he met Ana Steele but, after 300 pages, I got bored. Not an interesting story. The first three stories in the Fifty Shades trilogy: Fifty Shades of grey, Fifty shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed, were great and unforgettable. I highly recommend reading the trilogy instead of Grey because the author (E.L. James) told the stories with a lot of passion and with Grey, the author didn't put to much thought into this last book, it seemed like she just rushed through the novel in a hurry.
Bottom line - It could have been better. Too much was a rehash of the first book. Instead of rehashing the same conversations with Ana, what about his individual thoughts after he got home? It would have been a great opportunity for reflections of his past regarding Elena, growing up, anything besides the exact same of Fifty but his thoughts (which were that of a 12 year old and the 'gosh I hope she likes me' comments). Total missed opportunity to do something interesting.
This book was exactly what I expected. Not that much new information, but it was interesting to read it from his perspective. I couldn't put it down. I'll read the next one for sure. It's not thought-provoking writing...but that's not why I read the 50 Shades and etc. series anyways!
I liked reading from his point of view. I liked the insight it gave to how he felt once she left him, and how he came to the realization about his true feelings for her. I actually read both this and the original at the same time so I could compare it.
Outstanding so far. I am about 1/2 way through the book. I think if you liked the Fifty Shades of Grey Series you should love this book. To all of the people with negative comments haven't you ever heard of the old saying "If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all". "Mother of God", why would you want to "rehash" the subject? And, if you think it is "not a well written book" then why don't you write books yourself? I say "go play with your cat"! You know who you are. Me, I'm an E. L. James fan!
I was so excited to see what Christian thoughts were!!!! This book really explains him and how he was always one step ahead of her. Thoughts of how he got into the apartment etc...I hope she makes his perspective for all the books.
This is exactly what you would expect. Is it great writing? No. Is there anything new that is introduced? No. Could I not put it down? Yes. Will I read the next one? Yes, duh. Soooo if you liked, loved, tolerated the other books in the series then add this to the list to read.
It is a slow book to read since the Triology of Grey was at a much faster pace. I would like to know more about his past with his biological Mother and moving to Seattle. The nightmares share a little bit of information, however, more information would have been better.
This book was a rehash of 50 shades even though it was supposedly from Christian's perspective...nothing new. Felt like I was re-reading the first novel.
Throughout all these books I keep coming back to the same thing. This is one sick twisted human being who is really detached from humanity. I enjoyed the book because it follows a path of how he's reconnecting with the world. His first glimpse of 'normal' as it were. His nightmares and insights allow you to see how he came to be. How one can inflict great physical pain on another though, and enjoy it, is beyond me. As an aside, What's weird is this book keeps reminding me of the Twilight series.
I liked Christian's point of view, better than Ana's for some reason. The character development in this book was handled better than in the original 50 Shades...
I was quite disappointed on the read. The first three books were riveting and raunchy. Which was quite surprising since the point of view was coming from a woman with no sexual experience at all. When I read that a follow book was soon to follow on Grey's point of view I was quite excited. However it was a bit of a let down. I felt like the book could have been more in depth on his relationship with "Mrs. Robinson" and his past sexual partners. I glad however that they went into depth about his nightmares and his child hood. Hopefully future books are more riveting.
I read it because once you got past the Red Room of Pain the story wasn't bad. Something an actual person might go through. I was looking forward to learning more about Christian and why he enjoys the Red Room of Pain, but was disappointed at the beginning. Most of what is his "thoughts" are implied in the book. The nightmares helped, but would like to get deeper into what's going on inside him.
Yes, I read it. I thought the 50 Shades series was a romance novel with sex scenes and Grey was sex scenes with some romance. First part was boring but it did get a little better.
Firstly,still scratching my head on how my curiosity got roped into reading this book after skimming through the others.
I think because I now have an idea of what CG suppose to look like and they picked one of my favourite actors to play him in this outre and eerie piece of fictitious copy-and-paste dribble!
Why this is sweeping some off their feet as romance--abuse+possessiveness & stalking,leaves me dumbfounded.How about a safe word for not producing another follow-up? sigh*
Looking at it from his eyes
it all the same. His view,but the
same story,interesting but nothing new. 4 stars out of kindness for E.L. James .
Loved the book, in fact the whole series. People have assumed it was a profane book. It is a love story about two people working through their own insecurities and finding love.
Loved it !!! Couldn't put it down .just as good in my opinion as the first one told in Ana's words
Having read the entire series, I was excited to read Christian's side of the story. I LOVED IT! I enjoyed reliving this epic love story. I also liked the glimpses into Christian's past through his nightmares and recollections. It made understanding his actions easier and it humanized him more. I can't wait for the next book- clearly this book didn't retell the entire story.
I was bored during the first third of the book. Had to really push myself to read on. HOWEVER, once I got past a certain point, I really enjoyed it! Makes me want to reread the other books, which I rarely do.
Okay, so have read the other three, was not impressed. And for giggles, I read this one, my expectations were not high to begin with, E.L. James didn't disappoint, it was boring, and Christian is definitely lacking for a Dom. Good thing Anna had nothing to base her experience on, she would have laughed at this if she had. I'm glad I didn't buy the book, would have given it to one of the second hand stores as a freeby.