50 Shades of Grey Review by Jenny Plunkett

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Drugged up on 50 Shades

By
Jenny Plunkett
(t00166214)

Submission Date: 16/10/2012
Drugged up on 50 Shades
The literary drug that sets our women off

Isn’t it amazing when I type ‘5’ into the Google search bar, the first thing that pops up is the option for ‘50 Shades of Grey’. This already proves to us that it has become a phenomenon. However my question is what is it that makes it so popular? Why is the trilogy a “must read”?

The author, T.V executive, Wife and mother of two, E.L James from West London published her first hardcopy of the trilogy in May 2011 and she is “delighted and honored by the positive response to her story from readers”. The book is described as an “Adult Romance” that involves an extremely intelligent woman aged 21, Anastasia Steele who goes for an interview and falls madly in love with the extremely handsome, tall and muscular Christian Grey who is a self made, 27-year-old Billionaire with these sexy grey eyes that E.L James just can’t mention enough times throughout the trilogy. Nevertheless, Christian has a different attitude towards relationships and commitment meaning he has never had a girlfriend; instead he employs submissives (subs) that take on the responsibility to sexually pleasure him using equipment such as whips, chain, handcuffs and other gadgets they will use to his desire. Also, he has a special room where all of this takes place called the “Red Room of Pain” or the “playroom”. It is filled with the best of materials that will enable these subs to carry out their duties.

The story continues throughout the three books in total and women have just become obsessed with reading them. The books are supposed to “spice up your love life” but why or how? Why has 50 Shades of Grey become this addictive drug that people just can’t seem to put down for more than thirty minutes? It is to be said that the storyline has a different approach and that it is interesting book...
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