The Christian Grey Effect


The latest phenomenon on the book market is the trilogy around the rich and quite demanding business man Christian Grey and his (rather not) girlfriend Anastasia Steel. The two are like chalk and cheese but then opposites attract as we know. The rest has been well discussed in various articles and on tv shows. The infamous Red Room, whips and other “toys” to make Ana the woman Christian desires.

Mummy porn for some but definitely a gold mine for E L James who has become a bestselling author. Sex sells and there is nothing wrong with that but I still can’t help to see the risks that are imminent. I am not saying that a woman can’t enjoy the described intimacy or kind of relationship Christian and Ana share but let’s face it, it’s not everybody’s cup of tea to be chained and spanked by the love of your life. The risk however is that women all over the world think that’s exactly what they have to pretend to enjoy. This might be a liberation gone wrong.

Kevin Drake, the male protagonist of my novel, The Worst Feeling Ever, might appear to be without any feelings but he is a troubled man and deep down he has a hurting that needs to be freed. I am not sure I can say  that this is true for Christian Grey. Maggie Dawes, my heroine, on the other hand is a woman who needs to come to terms with a suffering that started long time ago. But as heartbroken she might be, she is a headstrong person who knows what she wants and what she doesn’t. She would not just do what a man wants to please him.

Still, 50 Shades of Grey is fun to read and that might be the main purpose of a book.

What do you think?

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About PB Down

Queen of Tongue in Cheek who likes to write about relationships and everything that's involved with them. Men and Women are like water and oil, right? Sometimes they can even be more explosive! But as bad as it gets, a bit of humour always helps. My new series on BigWorldNetwork is The Worst Feeling Ever and it's my first rather serious piece but hope you like to explore the story every Wednesday!

Posted on August 25, 2012, in The Worst Feeling Ever, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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