I read the Fifty Shades books. I didn't want to watch the movie, but I read the
Yes, I gave in. I honestly wasn't interested to read it because, I don't know - maybe I wasn't as curious? Hahaha! But then the movie opened right before the Valentine weekend and everyone was commenting here and there that the movie was blah. A new friend said her husband felt sleepy. Another friend said - it was a waste of time. So I got curious. What was it about??!!
I was told that it was *Mommy* porn. I have a friend who was so in love with Christian Grey, she was gushing about him and was encouraging us to read it. This was I think 2-3 years ago, I'm not sure. And then the media outpour about the book that made so many people read it and rave about it. There was instant talk of the book becoming a movie. There were discussions on who Grey would be on screen - some said it was very Iam Somerhalder and then there was leak that it was going to Matt Bomer. And then they finally cast Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy) but then he dropped out and it was Jamie Dornan as Grey. I knew him from being the Sheriff at Storybrooke - since I watch Once Upon a Time. So I had no clue on the backlash of his casting. No clue. Then I see a link of a 50 Shades of Grey from a famous local motel. I was honestly clueless - because the room looked normal! Hahaha.. I knew that the book's lead was into S&M. So I gather he has *stuff* or *equipments*.
So, last Friday night, I took the chance - I searched on my RedMi's Google - Fifty Shades of Grey ebook. It came out with a lot of results. I clicked the first link and - voila - Downloading. Within minutes, the app was there. I opened it and it was the book. I was even contemplating - should I read it? then I decided, fine - read a couple of pages - if its interesting, read it through - if not - then I can always delete that app.
So I read it and finished it the next day. Hahahaha!!
So what do I think?
I think it was very very entertaining. Very descriptive. Sexual? Well, yeah - because of how the author wrote the scenes. Describing every little detail. To be honest, I haven't read book like this in a long looooong while. I think the last time I read a romance novel was 2008? Yes, it was that long. I laughed though, because there were actual email correspondence in the book! I guess, during my *reading* time - email was still not existent! I guess, that is how a book is written now
I liked the book very much but I didn't love it, loooove it. It was very very entertaining, though - I have to stay that. I laughed, teared up, got super *kilig*, was turned on at times - but I really wondered - what's the novelty of the book? And then I realized - it's the ROMANCE, it's every woman's fantasy. The almost perfect man who is a bit broken that needs to be fixed. Every woman in the world would love to have been showered with gifts, given 100% attention, and made love to perfectly. In the real world - it doesn't happen. That's why there are books - to give us the *kilig* that it can happen. I think I may have become very practical over the years.
When I told my Panget I was reading the book he asked me "Are you turned on?" Well, there were times that I felt butterlies but that's it. I think the novelty of the book is that it's very explicit in describing what is happening. One's imagination is working 1,000%! Your imagination is on overdrive. Hahaha!!
So why is Christian Grey so attractive?
He has a lot of money and has no problem using it.
He knows how to please a woman.
The last one is the most important. All women want to be pleased at some point - and he does every little thing correctly. He gives Anastasia a Macbook Pro, a Blackberry, an Audi! I think with those three things, I would have swooned already! He knew how to please her. He has this right amount of *control* that every woman dreams of. I think in real life - if I was given all the luxuries in life - I would have given in to Christian Grey's every whim, seriously! What else should I ask for?
We all yearn for Christian's affection, the attention he gives Anastacia, the way he emails her and texts her, how he showers her with gifts, how he protects her, how he fights for her, how he controls her. All of these are all very ideal - BUT IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE! Hahahaha... I was telling my Panget, the love scenes were written so well and lengthily - but in real life, how long does it really take? Haha!! Diba? (Too Much Information)
Okay fine, I'm KJ (kill joy) but in all seriousness - it's all fantasy, something that we'd dream of. But it will never ever happen in real life. Hahaha!!
Book 2 and 3 were just okay.
The first one was really - wow. I was smiling while reading it. Panget would sheepishly steal glances at me every so often and wonder why I was engrossed. I told him - the author wrote Christian Grey very very very well. Perfect eh!
I would laugh out loud whenever Christian would pull out a foil packet. Boy Scout - parating handa! My Panget said *He's prepared and he wants to be safe*, naks! Hahaha..
To break the *feel* of this post. Here is Jimmy Fallon and Christian Grey:
I wish though that they made Christian a little older. Say maybe 30-32? I find 27 too young, maybe because I'm 35? hahaha!! Anastasia's age is perfect though - since she's supposed to be innocently naive.
Thinking about it - I think we all wish that we'd have someone like Christian Grey who will indulge us in every little thing that we like. We like the attention - admit it! I would! Hahahaha.. :) But then when I think about the book and the ideals - it makes me sad because - it doesn't happen in real life! But that's the reason why we have books! Hahaha.. To play with our imaginations.
Oh, and I said before that I was laughing at the book right? Well, apparently - in my dreams, they linger...... Grrrrrr....