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Fifty Shades of Grey (original 2011; edition 2012)

by E. L. James

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Member:Moniica
Title:Fifty Shades of Grey
Authors:E. L. James
Info:Arrow (2012), Paperback, 528 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:fiction, sex, romance, erotica, bdsm, relationships, love, submission, dominance

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Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (2011)

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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 |
Moja podsvest se mahnito hladi, a unutrasnja boginja se njise i uvija u putenom ritmu...:) ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
So, I did hear that this was a "hot" book, but I didn't realize all that entailed until I read it. Overall, I liked it, although I'm still surprised to say that I did. I didn't think it would be my style. It does read a lot like the Twilight story in the first few chapters, but starts to differ after that. The extremes in this book are sometimes hard to digest, but the most trouble I had with it was the "inner goddess" comments all the time. I could have easily dealt without those. I will say this book is definitely NOT for everyone, so people who aren't readers of overtly sexual books should steer clear of this one.

Upon my 2nd reading of this book, I couldn't get over how angry Christian made me. In fact, there were times I wanted to put the book down. The thing that stopped me was knowing that he gets better in subsequent books.

*First Read: 6/28/12*
*Second Read: 2/5/15* ( )
  MynTop | Apr 8, 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.
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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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