Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Book Club - May

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Characters - 1/2 Star
Plot - 1/2 Star
Setting/Accuracy - 1/2 Star
Genre -1

Rounded down because I just couldn't get over the "Twilight References."

Characters - I want to like both characters and it's upsetting when I can't stand one of them, in this case it was Anna.  She was forgettable.  Christian was interesting, if I end up reading the other books it will be to find out more about him.

Plot - I found myself skimming quite a bit of this book.  Going in I thought possible just the sex scenes but really the book didn't really hold my attention all that much.  I wanted it to have a good story, so I could at least say that about it, however, if it wasn't that I wanted to finish it for book club I probably wouldn't have finished the book.

Setting/Accuracy- I don't know much about the setting so it just seemed safe to give it a half a star in this category.

Genre - I've read erotica before and enjoyed it (Hell's Eight!).  To me erotica pushes the limit of what is "normal" and this book does do that, so it deserves a full star.  I just didn't particularly like the way it pushed my comfort limit.

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