In this trilogy, you have all the elements of a good romance novel – a handsome wealthy man with strange tastes and a beautiful writer, whose assignment leads her into a world of sexual awakening and growth.
the name E.L. James is not high on your list of authors as the seasons
are about to change by the time you reach the end of the season, you
will. James has written the “Shades of Gray” trilogy.
It is a
trilogy based on a simple premise: an author receives and assignment to
interview a billionaire entrepreneur. That seems like a simple enough
assignment but it is far more than that.
Working closely with the
subject of her interview, Christian Gray, Anastasia Steele, a person who
is very innocent in the ways of the world and the ways of love, finds
herself wanting Gray more and more.
Gray, acting aloof, finally
admits that he, too, wants Ana and they begin a physical affair where
Gray’s addiction to an individual style of sexual encounter may seem to
some like a giant step backward in the writing world. Gray has an
obsession with rape and the willing Steele succumbs to his domination.
though many would have it otherwise, the Fifty Shades of Gray has been
atop the New York Times best-seller list for weeks.
Indeed, it is a very quick read as the scenes are vivid and they move quickly from one point to the next.
a driven entrepreneur billionaire is a man with special tastes and it
takes a woman with similar tastes to last with him. In this case, the
more-than-slightly naive Steele is that woman. Indeed, Steele finds that
she is attracted to the sexual lifestyle that Gray advocates.
writing is good, description is excellent and if James, a London-based
writer, keeps her slightly irreverent, yet searching voice then she will
be on the NYT’s bestseller list again and again.
style is simple and direct and her scenes, though quite graphic, also
work with the story she has crafted. It would seem that James’ work has
actually touched on a nerve that many people would like to think has
been cleaned from society, but it seems like it hasn’t.
James’ work is quite good and she deserves the success she is creating.
you are looking for a good quick read for an afternoon or evening or a
long weekend, the you may find Fifty Shades of Gray is that work.
it stands now, James’ work has not only drawn the attention of the
reading world and the NYT bestseller list, but she has also captured
honors for from GoodReads as 50 Shades has won an award for Best