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Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey (original 2011; edition 2012)

by E. L. James

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Title:Fifty Shades of Grey
Authors:E. L. James
Info:Arrow (2012), Paperback, 528 pages
Collections:Your library
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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amazing book!! I know a lot of bad reviews have been going around about this series but I absolutely loved it. ( )
  trishaleigh69420 | Jul 21, 2016 |
Good book, but definitely one of those books that you're going to want to keep hidden ( )
  lotoflivinglefttodo | Jul 21, 2016 |
One down, two to go. It's crap and I don't find it sexy at all. In fact, it kind of angers me because it's all about the appeal of a fucked up man. If he's attractive, rich and young, he can do what he wants. I also hate that Anna was a virgin when she meets him. Her lack of sexual experience makes her a target. Fucked up men are not sexy challenges-they are fucked up! It doesn't matter how rich or attractive they are or how many presents they give a woman and how they spin it all. I am hoping she turns the tables on him at some point in the future. If anything he deserves a hot cattle brand on his perfectly sculpted ass! ( )
  RojaHorchata | Jul 11, 2016 |
I think people are going overboard about this book. Yes there is a ton of sex in it. But if you look past the sex there is a story about a man and a woman who are so attracted to each other they fall hard and fast for each other. I looked past the sex and looked at the relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

When I first heard about the book I was thinking it was a 22-year-old who is seduced by a man in his 40s when in actuality Christian is only 27 and Ana is 23. As you read, you find out something bad has happened to Christian when he was very young. He doesn't like to be touched and you learn some of the reasons why he is damaged. Ana hopes she can help heal him but the damage is deep. I liked the passion and love they have for each other. She causes him to have many "firsts" which makes you think there is someone there who is really hurting and just needs to be loved. I plan to read the other two books to see if Ana can help Christian and possibly heal. I don't want to read it for the sex, I want to read it for the relationship. Oh and there really isn't much in the way of BDSM in there. Just two young people who can't keep their hands off each other and are able to have sex about any time they want. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
At best, Fifty Shades reads like the fantasy diary of a sexually precocious adolescent. At one point when about-to-graduate from college Anastasia Steele is gifted a computer from Christopher Grey, complete with Me account details, she gushes, "I have an e-mail address?" Yes, it's stressed over and over how inexperienced and virginal Miss Steele is (or was) but, sheesh, she'd never even had e-mail? ( )
  wandaly | Jun 30, 2016 |
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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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