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Grey - E L James

Title: Grey
Auteur: E L James
ISBN: 9781784753252
 © 2011, 2015 Fifty Shades Ltd.


See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?


I bought this book because I was really curious to see how one story can be told from two different perspectives and if it can stay true to what has already been told. I have read all three books told from the perspective of Anastasia (see my book-review about them here.)

To begin with, there was one thing that annoyed me from the start. Too often we get a peek into his thoughts in Italics. Most of them are unnecessary to my opinion. In the first 5 pages already 20 times! (Maybe I should give it a shot and be totally annoying in what I write)... But they do match what James did with Anastasia's Subconscious and Inner Goddess, which I was totally annoyed with as well. So nothing new there and that was the point, wasn't it?

But back to business. I think James did a mighty fine job retelling the story from Christians perspective. It really felt like everything was being told like it had been in the Fifty Shades Trilogy. So the actual happenings occurred as they should and only the POV changed. Besides the very annoying Italics it was great fun looking into Christian's mind. The parts where he describes his dreams about his past are a very essential part for understanding how Christian became the man he is, with all his dark thoughts, issues and the split between his childlike and grown-up behaviour. The email conversations between Christian and Anastasia were just as funny as in the other books, and it was interesting to read what Christian was thinking at those times. As with the trilogy I didn't like the overload of sex in this book (haha.. *rolling my eyes at myself * that is exactly why these books have been written you dumb girl) and think it would have improved the story if they were less in numbers and less crudely described. 

To conclude my musings about this book I can only say that I did enjoy reading it despite my comments about the things that annoyed me, just as with the other books. Would I read the sequel if it came out? Yes, I probably would for I still am intrigued about how E L James will tell the continuing story told from Christian's perspective. Will I be just as much satisfied as well annoyed? Yes, I probably will. *Rolling my eyes again, smirking*

Note: As I have written only on the books, I think I must mention that I did see the film as well, but couldn't be more disappointed as I was. I often have that with books turned into films. I did with the Twilight Saga as well. Lots of changes have been made in occurrences due to the time in which the story must be told. But some of them have really been changed into something else, and that I just can't approve of. I really don't like obvious discrepancies. In Fifty Shades I much disliked the choice of actors. Anastasia bugged me a bit, I don't know why. But Christian definitely was not the Christian from the books. E L James described him as being a red-haired boy. Jamie Dornan is a very dark-haired man. So he can not be Christian Grey in my opinion. 

*Think I maybe should go into hiding before someone decides to spank me for being so open about my own opinion*


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