Book Review: 50 Shades of Grey


A lot of 9gag posts have been about 50 shades of grey so that got my attention. I got a copy and read it for 2 days and here is my review. The book is about 360 pages thick (for comparison Harry Potter book 7 has 1000+ pages and it only took me 9 hours straight to read that book)what I’m trying to point out is it is not a book that you can’t put down. And I can’t understand 9gag likes this and yet hates twilight, well personally I did not like Twilight too, but I didn’t like 50 Shades of Grey either. In a lot of ways, the story is similar to Twilight.

  1. Similarities with Twilight

In Twilight you have this girl that likes this boy who has issues namely being a shiny vampire. On 50 shades of grey you have this girl that likes this boy who also has issues, namely having BDSM tendencies.

Both guys are from a different social class compared to the girl, Edward being a vampire, Christian being a billionaire.

Both guys initially rebuffed the girls, telling them to stay away from them and that they are not the guy the girls are looking for.

Both girls ignored the warning.

Both girls were sent into the unfamiliar world of the guy.

Oh and both guys has stalker-ish behavior and are both creepy.

Both girls are not poster child of women empowerment and are not great model for your daughter.

On both cases, the boy finds the girls different from most girls, and said that they have some unexplainable qualities that attract them.

And contrary to what a lot of my friends think, 50 shades of grey is a girls book. It is not a guy version of twilight.

Difference with Twilight

  • No Overflowing amount of adjectives and synonyms
  • detailed sex
  • I was able to finish reading it. (I was not able to finish reading Twilight, it was that bad)
  • The exchange between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey is entertaining

Possible movie adaptation

Currently rumored Anastasia Steele (50 shades of grey heroine) is Mila Kunis. But I must agree with most of 9gag users clamoring for Emma Watson. Anastasia Steele to me shouldn’t be an obviously pretty, stunning kind of girl. Their charm shouldn’t be with their looks. But with how they carry themselves. To me, Emma Watson is the perfect candidate for Anastasia Steele, Not too beautiful but have that look of elegance often overlooked by regular jocks.

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