*Warning: The following recap contains material unsuitable for children or adults or any animal and plant life and should be read with extreme caution. Names of right wing politicians are thrown about as curse words. I’m just sayin’
I hate this book. Hate. HAAAAAAAAAAAAATE. Hate, hate, hate. Really, there should be a better word for this, something far more insulting. Something like – I Fox News this book. Yes, that’s it. Fox Newssssssss! Bill O’Reily! Ann Coulter! Hell, at this point, I’m pulling out the big guns. RUSH LIMBAUGH.
Okay, enough dirty talk. You’re probably wondering about your essay questions. There were some really good ones (so says Sad Pony who reluctantly agreed to help when I showed him that bottle of Elmer’s.) But the best one came from Miss Four Eyes. I would say he was biased, but I had to agree with him on this one. She said:
“This books makes me want to curl up into a little ball and weep for the world. For the authors that write even slightly better that James and haven’t gotten published, for the people who like the book and use it as their sex bible, for the children because they are being raised in a world with such suckage out in the open, and for myself because I read it.”
Yes, James, what about the CHILDREN? Plus one bonus point, Miss Four Eyes.
Okay, let’s get to it. When last we left our demented duo, absolutely nothing was happening and this continues into the next chapter. Oh, sure, smart Ana identified Jack Hyde as the culprit (Christian is madfaced that she could identify him because that meant she looked at another man)(Red Flag), but pretty much everyone else knew by now except the two of them. I bet Taylor knew. I bet Taylor is working with Jack, cause Taylor seems fairly competent, yet keeps screwing up. Or does he? Hmmm.
There’s a bunch of blah, blah and more of that “are you hungry for food or – ya know – wink wink.” (AliceScreams) Ana is pouty because Mrs. Jones is in the kitchen doing her fucking job, but she’s eager to let Ana make Christian “sub” sandwiches – do you get it? Ana cleverly makes a joke about sexual slavery, cause “submissive” and “submarine” both . . . nevermind. (AnaFail, FacePalm) Christian says he likes his woman barefoot in the kitchen (of course) (Red Flag) but Ana adds in “barefoot and pregnant?” and Christian gets all freaky and oh GEE, could this be foreshadowing? It’s so goddamn subtle I’m not sure. (FacePalm)
Then they talk about the house blah blah (BoredNow) and Ana wonders if they should add a playroom to their family home (Sure, why the fuck not? Traumatize your children. It’s fun.) (AnaFail, FacePalm). They decide to watch X-Files on T.V. (BoredNow) and Ana asks Christian if he’s ever “made out” and he hasn’t but Ana has and . . . what? (WTF) This is the girl that had never pleasured herself or even fucking held hands with someone. But she’s been frenching guys? Nevermind. (FacePalm) Shockingly, Christian is disturbed that anyone else has had his tongue in Ana’s mouth, so he makes the fun makeout session into something terrifying, and not just because of the multiple baseball references (RedFlag).
He starts sexing her up, while interrogating her about boys she dated in freaking high school (Red Flag). “Did he do this? Touch you like this?” (RedFlag) Christian shoves his finger up her “down there pee-pee” again (AliceScreams) and Ana says that making out doesn’t involve sex, which Christian totally understands. “Homerun,” he says, shoving his baseball bat sized peen inside her (Red Flag). What a guy.
Silly Ana tries to argue with Christian and reflects that, “I am Anastasia when I am in trouble just like at home with my mother.” (Red Flag, AnaFail) Bing, bing, bing, bing! There’s a clue, Ana! Do you see it? Do we need to bring in Blue from Blue’s Clues to help you out there?
Finally, Ana goes back to her fucking job, which if you will recall, is as Editor, a position she, a recent college graduate, was promoted to after a week. (WTF) Elizabeth – who I think was Jack’s boss? Or coworker? I’m not sure what she does – comes in her office and acts all freaky weird, but she’s a woman, so Ana brushes it off (AnaFail) and gets to the important stuff. Like emailing Christian. (AliceScreams)
Turns out Christian is concerned with important matters. No, not the recent arson committed at his home, silly, it’s about Ana not taking his last name! (RedFlag) Here is where Alice starts to shout “LIMBAUGH” over and over at the top of her lungs, so be prepared. She tells him she wants to keep her name at work and that they’ll discuss it later, so Christian respects her by showing up at her workplace and barging into her office (RedFlag).
He starts out calling her one of his “assets” (Red Flag) that needs to be “rebranded.” (RedFlag) Aw, how cute! Her assistant (Ana has an assistant. Of course she does.) is all breathless over Christian, of course (AliceScreams) and Ana is annoyed with this, of course (AliceScreams). Christian enunciates “Ms. Steele” several times, cause he’s an asshole (RedFlag) but Ana actually says “You were rudely interrupting my workday to fight with me about my name.” Yep, that about covers it, asshat. Naturally, Christipoo sees nothing wrong with this, and, get ready, says “I like to make the odd impromptu visit. It keeps management on their toes, wives in their place.” (FUCKING RED FLAG, AliceRage). LIMBAUGH with an ANN COULTER on top! FOX NEWS!!!!
Still with me? Or did you fall back to the 1950s for a moment, cause I think I did. (WTF) Ana is actually annoyed with this comment, so I’m sure she’s going to follow through and tell Christipoo what she thinks of him by sticking his package in the door jam and slamming the door several times. Right, right? Let’s see. Ana asks AGAIN if they can please talk about this later (AnaFail), and Christian figures, hey, he’s here, why not now? (RedFlag) You’re only here, asshole, cause you came uninvited. Ann Coulter! (AliceRage)
Ana says she has work to do (those coloring pages are NOT going to color themselves!) so Christian pulls out Manipulation Device #3: You hurted my feelings, and asks if she’s “ashamed of him” (RedFlag) and Ana worries that he’s suddenly cold after having been such a peach on the honeymoon. (AnaFail) She also reflects on a lot of stuff I’m raging about, but DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT. (AnaFail, AliceScreams, AliceRage) She asks why it’s important, but duh, we know why, and Christian answers “Because you’re mine” (RedFlag) Yup, Christian done bought you, Ana-kins; you can know be known as Ana Grey™. He explains that marrying him was not enough, oh no, he says “I want your world to begin and end with me.” (RedFlag)
Yup, Ana, nothing you do is ever going to be good enough, short of signing over your entire body and soul, and even then he’s not going to trust you. Fuck, Ana, surely you must watch Lifetime movies, right? (AnaFail) Guess what, you’re in one, and those movies don’t end well, idiot. Naturally, Ana feels sorry for poor Christian, cause once he was abused and guess what? (AnaFail) Millions of people across the planet have been abused, many much more heinously than Christipoo, and they don’t act like psycho assholes! (AliceRage) ROMNEY / RYAN!
But hey, Christian is such a dreamboat, which is why Ana says to herself, “I must not cry. I must not cry.” (RedFlag) She tells him she doesn’t want his name because then they might think he got her the job and omg guess what you will never guess! Turns out Christian did get her the job, which is so surprising, because I thought every brand new assistant got given a full Editor’s job with absolutely no fucking experience. (AnaFail) Hell, the janitor probably had more experience. But, don’t worry, Christipoo won’t use this as a way of putting her in her place oh yes of course he will. (RedFlag)
After making her feel like she’s shit, he tells her she’s “risen to the challenge” and I’m like, yeah right, she made him rise, maybe, but she’s an idiot. A monkey could do a better job, even if he did throw shit around the office. (FacePalm) But if you’re rich, talent doesn’t matter, and Christian tells his “errant wife” he’s giving her the company as a present. (WTF) Yay! Ana says that, at 22 and just recently graduated, and oh yeah, a total fucking moron, she doesn’t know squat about running a business but Christian says sure she does cause she likes to read! (FacePalm) Yes! Of course. That’s how I got to be a librarian, you know. I liked to read. That’s all we fucking do, and I’m sure that’s all editors do, sit around and read all day. This goddamn book. (AliceRage) Limbaugh, Limbaugh, Limbaugh. O’Reily. Limbaugh.
I realize this is longer than most of my reviews, but guyz, the shit just keeps getting’ better. Christian gives her the “how you doin’” look (Manipulation Device #4: Sexy Times) (AliceScreams) and I’m like OMG they are going to do it on the desk please kill me now but Ana says no and for some reason Christian doesn’t rape her this time. He does keep irritating her until she agrees to take his name, at which point he claps for himself and says “Mission Accomplished” which is just as bad as when George W. said it and half of the free world wanted to kick his ass for being a douchebag. (RedFlag)
Ana feels like she’s “been run over by a freight train” but doesn’t see this as any kind of warning or anything, because she’s a moron. (AnaFail) Instead, she decides to solve the problem by . . . emailing! (AliceScreams)
After work, she’s pissed at Christian, which I’m sure will last, yeah right. (AnaFail) Christian laughs at her, but then realizes she might keep being mad, so he’d better pull out another manipulation device, stat, and says “I have issues” cause that’s always a good excuse. (RedFlag) You can’t blame me for getting stoned and running over my neighbors. I have ISSUES, okay, you guyz? Christian then tells her she’s “Like a priceless asset, like a child.” (RedFlag, AliceRage) and Alice says WTF, seriously that is just so damned appropriate. (WTF) Since she’s his “child” he tells her she can take out her rage on him in bed later and WTF, James, just WTF. (RedFlag)
But let’s concentrate on what’s most important. The realtor is coming over, and she’s hot, so Ana must compensate by dressing like a tramp. (WTF, FacePalm) Christian turns on the classical music, a requiem (how fucking appropriate) and I bet this is on the soundtrack oh goooody! They dance, and SHOCK, Ana forgives him, just before the evil good looking realtor woman arrives at the door. END CHAPTER.
Final Score:100-106 = (-6) -160 = -166
Now that’s just impressive, folks. What can I give that?
Question Eight: What happens in Chapter 8?
A) Ana acts like the bitchiest bitch that ever bitched a bitchfest.
B) Taylor and Mrs. Jones do it on the piano and the table and the kitchen counter to get even and Ana says ewwww.
C) While cutting Christian’s hair, Ana accidentally cuts off his package. Oopsies!
But WAIT, there’s MORE! I’ve had to close comments Saturday evening so Sad Pony can count for me. It’s getting tight! We have a three-way going. Um, a three-way TIE for third place. Anyway, here are our current standings:
Storkhunter 24 +2 + 1 = 27
faithhopechocolate 20 + 1 + 1 = 22
Ravinj 16 + 1 + 1 = 18
Speaker7 15 + 2 + 1 = 18
MissFourEyes 14 +1 + 1 + 2 = 18
Carrie Rubin 15 + 2 = 17
Giggles McGill Jill 6 + 5 + 3 = 14
Love and Lunchmeat 5 + 4 = 9
The Bumble Files 4 + 2 = 6
Angel Fractured 5
Ruby Tuesday 4
Doggy’s Style 1 + 1 + 2 = 4
Jen and Tonic 3 + 1 = 4
Lulu Stark 2
Madame Weebles 1
Society Red 1