I really like this sort of critique. As you all know it won’t change the way I feel about the books but the wrongs addressed here are beautifully highlighted. Now, where is my tequila? I’m off to get completely hammered playing the drinking game!
This book is so exuberantly, hilariously flawed that it requires a drinking game.
Drink every time:
- Christian Grey acts like a stalker with poor impulse control.
- Ana thinks, Oh my.
- A stray Britishism pops up.
- Ana’s subconscious [sic] or inner goddess requires slapping.
- There’s gratuitous product placement.
- You cringe on behalf of Christian’s servant-people.
- Someone name-shouts during orgasm.
- Someone’s mouth “forms a perfect O.”
- A tampon is pulled.
Finish your drink when:
- “Rectifying the situation” is used to refer to relieving someone of their virginity.
- An actual, full-length legal contract appears in the text.
In a nutshell: Young, bookish Anastasia Steele meets 27-year-old business tycoon Christian Grey. He has a dark past, majorly taut abs, a BDSM playroom in his fabulous penthouse, and a purported fear of intimacy that melts on contact with Ana’s magical vagina.
I was going to make a list of flaws, followed by…
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