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.


Gapang Series

If you are into Filipino sex stories like Xerex and the such, then this one is for you.
Gapang by ppinoy is the story of Wendy and her sex adventures. I first saw the story posted on and was updated until Chapter 35. You can find the latest chapter (which as of this writing is at 46) at Pinoy Tambay>Adults Area>Usapang Sex>Tagalog You can also read ppnoy’s other works “Kapag wala ang pusa” and “Katrina”. The story is in Filipino so if there are anyone reading this that does not understand Filipino, too bad for you. I uploaded the completely updated gapang.doc to Rapidshare. Click here to download.


Download for the file available on the Download list on the right side of the page

Since ppinoy has his own blog now, I removed the download link for the gapang series. Please visit ppinoy’s site at Nothing to Hide.

Review: Invasion Cycle

I have just finished reading the 3 books of the Invasion cycle. It features the ending of the Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria. I’ve read the entire Mercadian Masque and Artifact cycle. For those who know Magic the Gathering, they should be familiar with most of the characters involved in those 4 sets of books.
I have had opinions on each character and most of the time it has not changed. But after reading the Invasion cycle, I’ve changed my opinion for several characters. Here is the list.
-Teferi – I read about Teferi during the Artifact Cycle, particularly the book of Time Streams. He was the talented student of Tolaria and was also a troublemaker. Urza was patient with his mischief as he has high regards of his talent. I placed Teferi as someone who would be a great help during the Phyrexian invasion even though he resents Urza. During the Invasion, Teferi phased out the entire Zhalfir and Shiv to escape the battle leaving Urza and all the other planeswalker to their own fate. Teferi was also a planeswalker and he could have just phased out those cities while staying on Dominaria to help with the war but the bastard turned tail and ran.
-Squee – I thought of Squee as a comic relief. Squee is to Gerrard as Abu is to Alladin. Squee turned out to be much, much more. He was the best gunner for the Weatherlight. He has saved the crew with a lot of sheer luck. And at the end, he became an immortal.
-Yawgmoth – The Lord of Phyrexia. I initially though of him as powerful enough to be a planeswalker and the only reason that he is giving Urza a hard time was the 5000 years head start in building an army. I was wrong. While Yawgmoth cannot planeswalk, he is more powerful than 5 planeswalker combined. A lot of planeswalker sacrificed their lives to kill Yawgmoth and failed. He can contaminate the entire world of Dominaria and animate all the corpse in the entire world. It took the collective powerful artifacts of the Weatherlight (includes all powerful artifact from different planes) and the collective soul of heroes inside Gerrard to kill Yawgmoth, also claiming the Weatherlight and Gerrard in the process.
As for other characters, they’ve acted the way I thought of them.