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Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (original 2011; edition 2012)

by E L James

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Member:chrine
Title:Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
Authors:E L James
Info:Vintage (2012), Paperback, 528 pages
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (2011)

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    amz310783: Beautiful Disaster reminded me of Fifty Shades, except loads better (I think this is how Fifty Shades should have been written.)
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    Anonymous user: a different take on bdsm relationships between boss and employee.
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    The New Bottoming Book by Janet W. Hardy (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: for those who want to make their newly discovered desires real life
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    Learning Good Consent by Cindy Crabb (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: for everyone who got inspired to do kinky things in real life.
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    becksdakex: Read the whole series, steaming sex and romance. This one with a little BDSM
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    PaulineMontford: Twenty Tones is a 'progression' from this series. It is more intense and the heroine actually wants...even craves...domination. This adds a new twist to her erotic adventures.
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The first in a trilogy tells the story of how Ana and Christian meet and how they dive into an erotic relationship.

Despite the author getting stuck on certain words and referring to down there, I was addicted to this book. ( )
  jenn88 | Apr 25, 2017 |
With an ending like this, I would usually be sad, devastated or something along those lines. However, one star goes to this one because instead of leaving me in tears, I laughed. It is beyond silly. That never happened before. It is not a case where a reader hates where the characters are going. I don't give lower ratings when that happens, but I don't like when a heroine is this stupid. It isn't about the big picture at all (what she allowed or did not allow, that doesn't matter). It is about her reactions, thoughts and comments to the things she saw and experienced.
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  Aneris | Apr 22, 2017 |
There were some good parts, some very annoying parts and then the "I can't believe I'm reading this book" parts. I like some aspects of the whole Christian Grey persona, like his drive to get what he wants in life. Ana just plain irritated me through out the entire book. There were times that I liked when she remembered that she was a strong woman and made her desires known. The BDSM scene is not my thing and this was the very first Dom/Sub with the whole deal of the relationship and some things were definitely not to my liking, though I can understand the thrill. A mediocre read for me. ( )
  msralways | Apr 20, 2017 |
This was a good book. I really liked the characters and could make comparisons to people in my life. (Ana and Kate). The writing and editing need work though. ( )
  CorTim2 | Apr 4, 2017 |
I hate this book. I hate this book SO MUCH. I hate everything in it, and everything it stands for, and I hate its popularity because it is a terrible book. The prose, the pacing, the characters, the plot, the sex, the relationships-- all bad. It does all the worst things fanfiction does but that you tend to forgive because it's on the internet and no one's profiting and you can just exit the window. It misrepresents a frequently misunderstood sexual community, it glorifies an abuser and turns him into a god, and it does all that sickening pretending it's not bad wish-fulfilment when that's everything it is, and I don't even mean the sexual or romantic bits.

I wish this book could be un-written. ( )
  likecymbeline | Apr 1, 2017 |
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“Fifty Shades of Grey” is being released in time for Valentine’s Day. That’s a bold move, since the film is not just unromantic but specifically anti-romantic; take your valentine along, by all means, but, be warned, it’ll be like watching “Rosemary’s Baby” at Christmas
 
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For Niall,
the master of my universe
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I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror.
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Du. Gehörst. Mir.
Why didn't you tell me there was danger? Why didn't you warn me?
Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks…
*RU OK Ana*
*Where RU Ana*
*Damn it Ana*
*Are you home safe?*
*Call me*
"I agree to the conditions, Angel; because you know best what my punishment ought to be; only-only-don't make it more than I can bear!"
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When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her too - but on his own terms.



Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.


Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

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When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind -- until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.… (more)

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