Christian Grey Hates Condoms, Loves Condiments: Chapter 24 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. So. We now have two chapters and 12 pages left to go, but this next chapter is 11 pages and the final chapter is one. I feel that you'll be okay with me splitting the page count right down the middle and ending somewhere around the six-page mark. Because I promise you the … Continue reading Christian Grey Hates Condoms, Loves Condiments: Chapter 24 of EL James’s “Grey”

Schlock Therapy and Liquid Dreams: Chapter 23 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. 22 pages to go. Let's do this. This chapter opens with Christian having a dream about fucking Ana against a door: We're fucking. Fucking hard. Against the bathroom door. I avoided covering a lot of the sex scenes in this book because they were repetitive, boring, and nearly identical to the descriptions from … Continue reading Schlock Therapy and Liquid Dreams: Chapter 23 of EL James’s “Grey”

Christian Builds a Glider Like a Big Boy: Chapter 20.2 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. We pick up in swirling post-spanking aftermath, in which Ana realizes that she really, truly isn't into BDSM -- or at least isn't into what Christian wants from her. Which isn't BDSM so much as straight-forward abuse. Ana begins crying and calls Grey a "fucked-up son of a bitch" who needs to "sort [his] … Continue reading Christian Builds a Glider Like a Big Boy: Chapter 20.2 of EL James’s “Grey”

EL James Should Be Deeply Ashamed of Herself, and Other Basic Truths: Chapter 19 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. You guys, Christian can't sleep. He's just so worried about Leila. Sorry, sorry -- let me clarify. He's worried about whether or not Leila's suicide attempt is about him. The suicide attempt that she made in his apartment -- that's the suicide attempt he's not 100% sure involves him. But don't worry, because … Continue reading EL James Should Be Deeply Ashamed of Herself, and Other Basic Truths: Chapter 19 of EL James’s “Grey”

Suicide is So Inconvenient for Lord Moneydick: Chapter 18.3 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. Okay, folks. I can do this. I can make it to the end of Chapter 18. We pick up with Christian back at his hotel room and it seems that Ana may have melted his icy robot exterior. Let's all gather round to watch this heartwarming moment: In my room, I call Taylor. … Continue reading Suicide is So Inconvenient for Lord Moneydick: Chapter 18.3 of EL James’s “Grey”

Please Do Not Have Sex at IHOP: Chapter 18.2 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. When we left off, Ana and Christian just finished flying in a glider plane which managed to talk up half of a very long chapter. Now we pick up as the exciting, vivacious couple goes for breakfast. Every moment is gripping and fast-paced: will Ana have waffles or pancakes? Will there be several … Continue reading Please Do Not Have Sex at IHOP: Chapter 18.2 of EL James’s “Grey”

Flying is a Sex Metaphor, and Other Lazy Cliches: Chapter 18 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. Take a long pull of scotch in your sky fortress and stare into the reticent night's sky because it's time for another recap. I'm going to keep promising that these recaps will be more regular and I'll probably keep failing to come through. But hey -- they're free and they're slowly ebbing my capacity … Continue reading Flying is a Sex Metaphor, and Other Lazy Cliches: Chapter 18 of EL James’s “Grey”