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Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (50 Shades… (original 2011; edition 2012)

by E L James

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Title:Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (50 Shades Trilogy)
Authors:E L James
Info:Vintage (2012), Edition: 11th printing, 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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    becksdakex: Read the whole series, steaming sex and romance. This one with a little BDSM
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    sanddancer: A more grown-up take on female sexuality
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    Twenty Tones of Red by Pauline Montford (PaulineMontford)
    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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This book was intense, exciting but intense. I enjoyed it immensely and I can't wait to read the next book because this one left me hungering for more of Anastasia and Mr. Grey. There were many things in this book that I found startling but rather engaging, such as those instances in the Red Room of Pain? Pleasure? She hadn't made her mind up about that at the end of the book. Filled with innocence, pleasure, and anguish this book has made to be one of my favorites read so far this year.

Edited February 2nd 2015. I would like to add that this is less of a bdsm novel as it is about control, and not listening to your partner. Bdsm is all about safety, comfort and a bit of pain. No one that I have read would ignore safe words blatantly like Mr. Grey. After reading more books on this subject he fails my inspection as a good dominant. My original review stays because it was true. Fifty Shades of Grey was exciting and intense. I did demote the book a star because what Christian did was wrong. So wrong in the extreme. ( )
  mariahsidhe | May 12, 2016 |
Wow, where do I begin? Originally I thought I would want to read this book because of all of the hype, and I picked it up and quickly set it back down. BUT then my daughter read it and rated it a 3 star....so I thought, I will try it again. AND...firstly, I can't believe that my daughter read this book...(she is old enough) lol....and WOW, the explicit sexual material in this book....I was shocked. I was also mad at Ana as ....why are you sticking around for a crazy relationship such as this? And what's up with Christian? Or Mr. Grey or Sir as he likes to be referenced. Obviously he has some issues to deal with. AND it was enough of an ending to yes, want to read the second book too. ( )
  gma2lana | May 9, 2016 |
I suggest you should read this book!!!!!! ( )
  Supremo_DN | Apr 29, 2016 |
This was the most painful-to-read, poorly written book I've ever read. From simply a grammar and syntax viewpoint, my daughter's fifth grade students write better than this. I found the book embarrassing, but not from the unusual sexual content. In fact, that was the only part that I felt the author did reasonably well.

The publisher of Fifty Shades should be ashamed to have allowed such a poorly edited - if it was edited at all - piece go out with their name on it. Needless to say, I won't be reading the rest of the series. ( )
  Frances.S.Brown | Apr 26, 2016 |
Horrifying use of the English language, making this a difficult read. ( )
1 vote petrificius | Apr 12, 2016 |
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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.
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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