Sunday, February 8, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: 50 Shades of Grey or a Review of Opinionated Assholes with Fake Opinions

Book Review Fifty Shades of Grey


The only articles I've seen, so far, regarding 50 Shades of grey (especially the ones reposted by friends) are people hating a book on principal. People who have NEVER read a single page of the book and think it's all about Christian beating up his girlfriend/lover (it's not). It's BDSM, yes.

Favorite Books Best of Books Award by DesaraeVFavorite Narrators Best of Books Award by DesaraeV

What's it about then? (No spoilers)

How Sexy is it... Really?

The book is primarily about a couple falling in love and healing. The sexy scenes are not, in my opinion, as wild as most people imply (he's does spank her that one time and she hates it, but he doesn't beat her and it's consensual). Okay, they are wild and far more than my experiences, but frankly even if it was "vanilla" people would piss and moan.

So why hate 50 Shades of Grey?

What are the 50 Shades of Grey Protests about?

Too many people trying to be righteous and indignant. The rest are just trying to have an opinion. Do not come to me hating other women for any reason. Do not come to me hating a book you've never read. You are not allowed to have an opinion on a book, product, service, or movie unless you've tried it for yourself. A friend of a friend told you it sucks makes you a sheep without a brain or an opinion worth listening to.

If you have read the books (and made it through all three) and still hate it, okay then let's chat. 

Good luck to everyone picketing the movie theatre, I almost want to go to the movie twice to protest your protest. Why? Because I've had no less than 10 women tell me they hate the books, but also admit that they never read them.

My Review of 50 Shades of Grey

I enjoyed the books. They are adult books, obviously. I have friends who hate the narrator on Audible, but I thought she was sweet. It's an adventure love story with a dark past. Together the couple works to heal old wounds, so it's a positive story about growth and endurance. They talk extremely openly and explicitly throughout all three books, but in some ways you get to know Anastasia as naive and Christian as a dark handsome pragmatist. They are so honest and so revealing about their thoughts, feelings, wants, desires, and the author describes the sex scenes in extensive detail - this is why most (shall we say conservative-in-your-face-types) hate the books.

More on this series later, when I have more time.

Laters, baby.


Want More Reviews on Fifty Shades of Grey? 

  1. My original review of Fifty Shades of Grey. - 50 Shades of Grey or a Review of Opinionated Assholes with Fake Opinions
  2. Read the book or don't talk about it like you know the story. This goes for all books. 
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  4. How Not to Write a Book Review & Puritans. Opinions. Book Burning.
  5. A Christian Podcast review of Fifty Shades of Grey where 1 woman read the book and 1 did not: Exposing the Lure of Romance and Erotica (I'm not affiliated with the podcast, do not know the women who produced it, however it gives you another view point from someone who read the book)

My Photo

Senior UI/UX web designer at a large-scale IT contractor for defense, intelligence, and civilian government solutions. Adventurist and certified Yoga / Barre Instructor. Love aviation, books, and travel.Prefer long light hearted series in mystery, comedy, fantasy, and romance.
Share this Post Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email This Pin This Share on Google Plus Share on Tumblr


  1. Holly Beth Is it really possible to be "too sexy?"
    10 hrs · Unlike · 1

    Desarae Veit Read the article lol
    9 hrs · Like

    Holly Beth But is it really necessary to even read? Lol with a title like that! I will started to and got distracted!
    9 hrs · Like

    Holly Beth Okay so it basically said what I thought it would. I'm not surprised however,, because the article was written by a woman. Violence and sex have never gone hand in hand to me. I wonder if this was written also with the Fifty Shades of Grey in mind and ...See More
    9 hrs · Like

    Holly Beth Sorry the VS article is the article I think the article is largely based on her opinion. The Journelle article I gotta find for you.
    9 hrs · Like

    Desarae Veit lol
    4 hrs · Like

    Desarae Veit How much of the article did you read? I must have missed the "fifty shades of grey" reference. Especially since the article was originally written in 2010 as a way to study cognitive thinking, or how we think about beauty and less about forcing a singl...See More
    4 hrs · Like

    Desarae Veit Greg Veit
    4 hrs · Like

    Holly Beth Oh no I meant it's odd with all the controversy going on about 50 Shades of Grey! I'm a fast reader, and yes I read the entire article. It was redundant to say the least!
    3 hrs · Like

    Holly Beth [...] to say the least!
    3 hrs · Like

    Desarae Veit

    3 hrs · Like · Remove Preview

    Holly Beth Okay I'm so sorry..... Ugh idiot here
    2 hrs · Like

    Desarae Veit ***Wishing I hadn't told you... this conversation could have gone on longer***
    2 hrs · Like

  2. Desarae Veit Nothing to apologize for. Keep the thoughts rolling.
    2 hrs · Like

    Holly Beth I think our personal experiences affect our cognitive thinking, much more than say a movie, or advertising.
    1 hr · Unlike · 1

    Desarae Veit I agree.
    1 hr · Like

    Holly Beth Ha ha! I still can't believe I read that so fast without noticing you wrote it! Damn good writer you are!
    1 hr · Like

    Desarae Veit ... ahhh how much your tone changes when you figured that out lol still giggling
    1 hr · Like

    Holly Beth Oh and by the way, I thought it was a newer article after reading similar articles about how women's groups believe Fifty Shades of Grey condones and promotes violence against women.
    Interesting your viewpoint is hauntingly similar to what I read the other day. However I politely (giggling here too) disagree. lol still laughing!
    57 mins · Unlike · 1

    Desarae Veit ...You should read the revised 2015 version I posted in the comments. Either way, it wasn't really meant to be an opinion piece. More thought provoking. I like 50 shades. I don't think advertising necessarily makes women look bad, definitely not as muc...See More
    49 mins · Edited · Like

    Desarae Veit I'd definitely be interested to hear more (in specific) which parts you disagree with. I'm not sure we do disagree... your first couple comments actually threw me for a bit of a loop mostly because I didn't think the article conveyed the same message I was hearing from you (other than maybe if you ONLY read the headers).
    47 mins · Like

    Desarae Veit Steve Day
    47 mins · Like

    Desarae Veit Xochi Adame
    47 mins · Like

    Holly Beth Just google the articles bout 50 Shades. There are lots right now, similar undertones! Sorry I'm behind on some stuff I gotta get done here!
    45 mins · Like

    Desarae Veit The only articles I've seen, especially the ones reposted by friends, are people hating 50 shades. People who have NEVER read a single page of the book and think it's all about him beating her up (it's not). It's BDSM, yes. However the book is primaril...See More
    40 mins · Like

    Greg Veit I agree we tend to be uptight compared t Europe
    32 mins · Like

    Barbara Hoerr · Friends with Greg Veit
    Sorry Ms. Veit but I am still struggling to understand the use of Victoria's Secret. Why would I want to spend $35 for a bra that I cant wear to work for everyone to see? I can on a blouse or pants but not that stuff. Seems a waste to me.
    29 mins · Like

    Barbara Hoerr · Friends with Greg Veit
    P.S. have not read the books. No time to....
    28 mins · Like

    Holly Beth Well said my friend, well said! The two articles I read were saying it promotes violence against women, and I could not disagree more. I think it would behoove many if they expanded their thinking and were more open about such subjects, like Europeans. I think 50 Shades of Grey is awesome. I hope some I know go to see the movie. Maybe they'll lighten up across the board about such subjects. I love the way Europeans think! I agree wholeheartedly with you Desiree! Sorry gotta run! Damn, I need to find that Journelle article, I wish every woman would read it. Me? I wear pretty lingerie for myself, I don't care if anyone see's it, makes me feel good!
    27 mins · Unlike · 1

    Desarae Veit

    Desaraev: BOOK REVIEW: 50 Shades of Grey or a Review of Opinionated...
    2 mins · Like · Remove Preview

    Barbara Hoerr · Friends with Greg Veit
    i have enough trouble keeping up with Greg's messages, LOL.
    1 min · Like

    Desarae Veit Yeah, lingerie is for you.. and maybe a husband.
    1 min · Like

    Desarae Veit It's nice. It feels nice. Though frankly it's low end expensive lingerie. agent provocateur is the way to go.
    Just now · Like

    Desarae Veit My opinions on lingerie come in line very much with Kathleen Tessaro's books and Hester Browne. (Not at all dirty books)


Backlinks will be hidden. Crude comments may be removed.