we were getting close to the end of first book...and just no...
we got burned out completely by the uninteresting characters.
now, dont get me wrong in any way, this is my wife's and my own opinions here. you like the book? good , we all love what we love, hell bdsm is a perfect example of that. so don't think i in any way thing less of people who liked the books, cause ultimately it is a matter of taste
initially we liked some elements. the treatment of the contract for instancewas a pleasant surprise , when both characters point out the fact that a bdsm relationship contract has no legal validity but is more of an agreement.
we liked the element of trust being mentioned repeatedly, and i personally liked the lip biting... a personal quirk of my wife that i love
but...well, the twilightyness of it all was killing the book. and here is why. they don't act like people. gray acts like a vampire, his family just screams the cullens...anna has a best friend who is a mexiccan and badly wants her... , all just rings too familiar.
but its the wasy they talk. see i am no shakespeare...AND I DONT TRY TO BE!!! i am a dumbass who is doodling a fetishy comic trying for it all to make some sense and get some of the personal knowledge across. that is all i am, but in this book ... my god it is like on every page there is an occasion in which the writer badly wants us to know she knows words. she will unnecessarily try to find the most obscure word for the most usual term. and then repeat it over and over and over again.
don't get me wrong. we all repeat words, but if it is a regular word that doesn't feel out of place, it just sounds natural, but the constant repetition of the phrases and words in this book just feels grating on the nerves.
i wont go into the whole virgin and the billionare dom thing. its a book, it is escapism. you either suspend the disbelief or you dont. but the books true flaw is a simple one...
characters are boring and unrelateable. ana has her moments, thank god, but it really is the low level of archetype fantasy of a guy here that had my wife seem mindrottingly bored between the fits of laughter caused by every oh my anna says
now, listen. if you like the book you like it, power to you. taste is not up for discussion. people are different fantasies are different. i see why the bookd are as sucessful as they are. they play on the old writing archetypes that have been around since dracula of an innocent young woman being seduced by a dark stranger. it is a genre many likeand that is perfectly fine
unfortunately my wife and i couldn't find the strenght to go on... instead i have listened to her rant about the book for two days now
so all in all .. um... i guess this book was ultimately fun if not interesting for me XD.... yeah i know, doesnt sound like im making alot of sense, but you probably know what i mean