SPOILER ALERT: Don't read unless you've hit page 146 in Fifty Shades of Grey.
I can't get this book out of my head. I wasn't able to read all day yesterday and the thoughts came pouring in.
The last thing I read was Christian saying goodbye to Ana after he showed up in her bedroom, unannounced, and ravaged her. (I loved "Is this NICE?!") And in the middle of kissing her, he got obviously contemplative...and flipped on his "tender" switch...and said (yet again) "What are you doing to me?"
And it hit me like a ton of bricks:
He's struggling more than her! As hard as it is for her to make the big decision...and stumble into this new, crazy adventure with him...it's even harder for him because he's terrified of actually being in love. And that's what's happening. He loves her! Why else would be come-a-runnin' when he thought she was saying "No"??
In FACT...girlfriend should just say "no"! He's in way too deep now. He can't be without her. Hell - I'd rip up the contract in front of his face, tell him I'll look him in the eye any damned time I want and say "now give me another tour of that red room...you know...for shits and giggles. Well, maybe just giggles." DOH!
Seriously though...this book really brings up a lot of feeling inside and makes you take a long, hard look at the dark thoughts that might be lurking inside your brain. What you find acceptable...what society finds acceptable...it's like a big mash-up of right vs. wrong. I keep thinking this would be a fantastic discussion book for a book club or library meet up.
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
Today, ladies and gentlemen, we'll be discussing S&M, falling in love and what people really do with those anal beads. ;)