Updated 10:44 AM EDT, Thu, Apr 22, 2021

'Fifty Shades' New Book 'Grey' Highlighting Christian's Disturbing POV? Here's What You Need to Know

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Avid readers of E.L. James' bestselling trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" are in for a treat after the companion book, "Grey," hit bookstores worldwide Thursday.

Those obsessed with James' disturbingly erotic book series are probably reading the newly released companion book just four months after the equally disturbing movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" hit theaters all over the world, says Business Insider.

According to the report, "Grey" revolves around the exact same plot as that of the first book of the trilogy with most of the dialogue intact except this time, it is told in the male lead character's perspective.

Portrayed as a "gorgeous but troubled billionaire," Christian Grey narrates some key scenes in the story like the moment he first laid his eyes on Anastasia Steele, whom the report deemed "naive and impressionable".

During this moment, Anastasia, who was given the moniker "Ana," literally fell into Christian Grey's office, embarrassing herself.

"Double crap - me and my two left feet! I am on my hands and knees in the doorway to Mr. Grey's office, and gentle hands are around me, helping me to stand. I am so embarrassed," E.L. James wrote in the first installment of the trilogy.

However, on the newest addition to the series, Christian seemingly felt "exposed" when their eyes met, saying: "Clear embarrassed eyes meet mine and halt me in my tracks. They are the most extraordinary color, powder blue, and guileless, and for one awful moment, I think she can see right through me and I'm left... exposed."

While these lines from both books may entrance bookworms into a reading stupor, not everybody is happy with another wave of thoughts from the naughty and sadistic Mr. Grey.

"It is most reminiscent of those thrillers that open from the point of view of the heavy-breathing murderer stalking his prey. Instead of lighthearted and repetitive mild S&M, the 'love affair' is now the twisted work of an utter psychopath," The Guardian wrote.

Bryony Gordon of the Telegraph UK echoed this review, describing the fourth "Fifty Shades of Grey" book to be "as arousing as the diary of a sex offender," adding that Christian Grey is "a cut-price Mr. Darcy in nipple clamps."

The Associated Press, on the other hand, considers Christian Grey's thoughts to be "predictable" and should not have been published at all because "Grey's self-loathing comes alive in predictable expletives - and predictable cliches as realizes his pull to Ana is 'like a moth to a flame.'" 

The film which was released early this year, was described as an "unromantic horror show" by Daily Beast writer Lizzie Crocker.

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