So I think everyone is very well aware of the Author E L James and her incredible trilogy of books “Fifty Shades of grey” “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” which were all written from the point of view of the main female character Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson in the film which was released in February), well last month she released yet another book called “Grey” but, the most exciting thing about this was that this book was written this time from point of view of the main male character Christian Grey (played by Jamie Dornan).
Now, in my honest opinion I did not know if I was actually this excited about the release, simply because I did not know how she could make it any different to what we had already read in the first book? Oh how wrong I was! E L James has completely excelled herself here and I am very happy to admit I was incredibly wrong with my first thoughts before reading this wonderful book and, although I already knew how the book would end due to the book and film, I still hoped it would not end as such and even got incredibly emotional reading it from Christians point of view. You get from the trilogy what you would expect from any woman who is completely besotted with her first true love/lover; the romance, the heartache, the confusion, the anger and even the love! But, to have it from this man, who describes himself as “fifty shades of fucked up”, you really do get a whole different sense and feel of this story, this LOVE story. The way E L James has written Christian here is truly amazing, you see that this man actually has a heart and has actually always been in love with her from the beginning. He is truly besotted with her, yet he holds back because of getting hurt, which in my eyes is truly amazing to read. He is a hopeless romantic trapped inside a fucked up mans mind who believes he does not deserve love due to a “sadist” or “dominant” mind set/life style.
I screen shot my favourite part of the book and yes, granted this is the very last page of the book, but it is where Christian finally admits and actually realises he loves/needs Ana in a way he has never needed any woman/submissive partner before! So, if you have not read the books at all, perhaps read this one first? You might get a better feel or thought if the trilogy before you even attempt to read the first set of books :).
Also, as much as I can not wait for the next film, I do in some ways however hope it is directed/portrayed a little better. I genuinely love the first film and I do think it is amazing, but, I do feel the relationship between Ana and Christian could have actually been portrayed to the audience in a bit more of a better way then it was. Never the less though, I can not say I didn’t love the film because I did, it had been something I had actually been anticipating for nearly 2 years since reading all 3 of the books, so to finally see it up there in all its glory was simply awesome! :).
But, well done E L James, that book (as well as your other 3) is simply amazing! 😀
With love, Charlotte x