By MISSY KELLEY
WCPL Cataloging Supervisor
The controversial Fifty Shades of Grey novel has been in many discussions for the last several months, piquing people’s interest. Warsaw Community Public Library has received numerous phone calls requesting it and the hold list seems to be a mile long. Keeping that in mind, I asked our Cataloging Supervisor, Missy Kelley if she would mind if I shared her review from our blog, Bookshelf Buzz. Fortunately, she said yes.
“I kept thinking to myself do I-or don’t I? Well, after talking to people and reading reviews I decided that I must try it! Never have I read a book that had me so interested, yet so disinterested all at the same time. Yes, the bad reviews are accurate. [At the same time,] the good reviews are dead-on as well.
First, let me get the “bad” out of the way. The plot [was] nothing special. It was repetitive – A LOT. I got tired of the words blush, flush, gray, gasp, and spank. Anastasia almost reminded me of Bella from Twilight and Christian Grey a little bit like a risqué Edward. I could say this story could almost be the NC-17 version of Twilight (sans the wolves and vampires).
Now, let me discuss the “good” part of the book. With the stresses of every day life, I was quite happy to be able to pick up a book without having to think too much and just sit back and enjoy the fluff. Fifty Shades of Grey is definitely not a scholarly read. It was entertaining enough to keep me interested to the end.
The story goes like this: clumsy, naive, and bookish co-ed meets attractive rich man who is so taken with [her] that he just has to have her. Mix in stubbornness, gift giving, lip biting, gasping, and lots of spanking and a story is born.
Fifty Shades of Grey will not go down in history as one of the classics, but it will be remembered for all the hullabaloo and supposedly steamy parts.
Do I recommend it? If you thought Twilight was a little too tame and wanted more then yes, you will enjoy Fifty Shades of Grey.
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