I was a bit tired today as I didn’t get enough of sleep last night as I was hooking up with E L James’ recently published book – Grey. The Grey Trilogy was a hit in Malaysia until it was banned due to its ‘too-much-sexism’ sentiments. However, clever people these days still can buy the digital books via online. So, I bought the recently published E L James’ Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, with the expectation that this sequel would give the insights to Grey’s earlier life especially his story with Elana (BDSM, anyone?).
The book is not quite my cup of tea. The feeling is not as hot as the previous 3 books. I feel as if I’m re-reading the earliest section of ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ but this time from Christian’s perspective. Yes. You can expect how a guy would describe his own private part in the book. I’d rather read his earlier life than his sex-perience with Anastasia Steele, from Ana’s point-of-view. In fact, my perception of Christian Grey as the most-wanted-man is a bit ruined because most of his inner monologues sounded like a juvenile. In fact, I couldn’t stop laughing at ‘music to my dick’ phrase. Gosh. I need my ‘Spotify to my ear’ right now.
This book is intended to describe Grey’s real character which we usually think he’s a bit dominating or sexism. I find he’s more sweeter and lovable in this book. With more than 500 pages, I admit that I skipped few of the pages as I found myself reading the first 3 books. This is not what I expected it to be or maybe I put a very high expectation (maybe I should not). It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. The beginning was quite slow, but I quite enjoyed it. I find the last part is pretty interesting as Grey finally discovered his feeling towards Ana. I don’t regret buying this even though it’s not as par as what I expect it to be. I’d love if I could get one hard copy instead of reading it in digital. This trilogy has been banned in Malaysia as it’s full of S.E.X.
Where To Buy: Apple iBooks – USD 9.99