Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bitten By The Fifty Shades Mania

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I got to catch up with reading this Independence Day holiday and for today, I am immersing on a seemingly controversial book by E L James called Fifty Shades of Grey.

I had been hearing a lot about this book for weeks. From a radio station to blogs. I was hoping to kill this bug named curiosity so I checked out National Bookstore hoping to get a copy two weeks ago but then, they were already out of stock, and they had the other two books as Ffity Shades is actually a trilogy.

Now, why'd I say this book is seemingly controversial? Let a bit from Wikipedia tell you why:

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic fiction novel by British author E. L. James. Set largely in Seattle, it is the first installment in a trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of BDSM.
At first, I had doubts about purchasing and reading the book given the keywords erotic fiction and BDSM -- which are well, a taboo topic for a lot of people even to this day and age. A lot of people and even blogs refer to the book as "mom porn" as the demographics of its readers are married females in their 30's; I'm only 27 and not even married so how come I am reading this, right? But for the sake of literature, I'll set aside being conservative and modest as I read through the book -- at least until I finish reading the three books.

While I was starting to lose hope about finally getting a copy, Fleur of Mommy Fleur said she was also reading an E-book version and as luck would have it, she was that kind to send me a copy of not just one but THREE books! Yes. I have the trilogy in my laptop and I have started reading Fifty Shades of Grey last night. A big thank you Fleur! :-)

I have not yet to reach the titillating chapters given that I am just in Chapter 6. But this early, there are times I'd be left agape-mouthed in surprise and disbelief over what I was reading.

I'm starting to picture out Christian Grey's facial features based on how the book describes him -- and I'd be honest, it's Ian Somerhalder that comes to my mind. I think he's a good choice for the role once the book gets to be adapted to film next year.

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