Christian the Tragic Spank-Happy Hamlet: Chapter 21 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. We open, as always, with Christian waking up. Every chapter opens with people waking up, every chapter closes with people going to bed. What a fantastic way to tell a story, EL James. Back to Christian. Guess what? He's tormented: Sleep eludes me. I'm tormented by Ana's fragrance, which still clings to my bedsheets. … Continue reading Christian the Tragic Spank-Happy Hamlet: Chapter 21 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”