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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:The Writer's Coffee Shop (2012), Edition: First, Paperback, 380 pages
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (2011)

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Honestly, I didn't want to like this book. And I didn't expect to, either. I thought I'd read it and just dismiss it as banal fluff. I can't lie -- the writing isn't great - E L James uses "jeez" and "oh my" in what seems like every other sentence - and I would be absolutely floored if she wasn't a huge gan of Stephenie Meyer and the "Twilight" series. In my opinion, if you subtract the supernatural elements and add in lost of sexual tricks and descriptions from "Twilight," you'll end up with "Fifty Shades."

Now, that said, I did end up liking the story. In fact, probably about a quarter of the way into the book, I acclimated to the amount of steamy scenes included and really started to get pulled into the story. And the story between Christian and Ana is a romantic one. Very lush and sweeping and memorable.

The characters themselves are seemingly physically perfect, of course, but that's true in a lot of novels. Some aspects of their relationship are certainly unrealistic, but, again, I could say that of a lot of stories and novels. Bottom line: I liked the book. And I am looking forward to reading the next two in the trilogy. ( )
  Jenna.Czaplewski | Jul 3, 2014 |
Estes es sin lugar a dudas un libro completamente descriptivo que despierta los sentidos más profundos de una mujer y hace ver la realidad de algunos hombres en cuanto a deseos y placeres sexuales. Es sin dudas un libro erotico lleno de pasión.

Christian Grey el hombre rico, seductor, joven, dominante, protector, posesivo, y la cliché Anastasia Steel, la mujer bondadosa, virginal, sencilla, tranquila, pasiva y sumisa. Ambos se conocen en una forma muy creativa, ella una joven estudiante casi graduada que le hace una entrevista por casualidad al hombre rico y bien establecido benefactor de la universidad. Grey inmediatamente Anastasia entra en su despacho reconoce que ella es una mujer sumisa y se obcesiona con conquistarla para que ella sucumba ante sus encantos y retorcidos deseos sexuales, pero a medida que se conocen Grey no sabe y Anastassa no le revela que ella nunca antes ha tenido un encuentro sexual con un hombre, esto es entonces el detonante para que ésta relación sea diferente de las que el Sr. Grey ha tenido antes con otroas mujeres sumisas.

Grey un dominante natural tiene ahora todo el control de Anastasia él la posee completamente, él ha sido su primer hombre y esto alimenta el alter ego de Grey, solo él la ha poseido,solo él puede ser quien la posea. Grey es monógomo en sus relaciones una vez el reconoce a una sumisa que se abstiene a sus deseos, solo ella es parte de su vida sexual.

La vida de Grey y Anastasia está condicionada por un contrato de confidencialidad de una relación de sadomasoquismo, Grey el dominante y Anastassia la sumisa que bajo ninguna circunstacia debe comentar nada de lo que ocurre en la relación. Anastassia deberá ejercitarse, comer saludablemente y no entre comidas al menos que sea fruta, usara la ropa que el dominante le provea, además se abstendra a los jueguetes y acciones sexuales comunes del masoquismo. Nunca debera tocar al dominante entre otras cosas, pero esto estará por verse.

Mis citas favoritas.

Anastasia ya ha sucumbido a las expectativas de Christian. "I am drift from reality. I am in this fantasy apartment, having fantasy sex with my fantasy boyfriend." 257.

"So young- and attractive. very attrative.He is tall, dressed in a fine gray suit, white shirt, and black tie with unruly dark copper colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes that regard me shrewdly. It takes a moment for me to find my voice."position 98 kindle.

"You should find me intimidating," he nods. "You are very honest. Please dont't look down. I like to see your face." position 731 Kindle.

"For the first time in my life, I want to go to bet with a man. I want to feel his hands and his mouth on me." position 1054 kindle.

"Eat," he says more sharply. "Anastasia, I have an issue with wasted food...eat." position kindle 1151.

"He takes full adavantage, his tongue expertly exploring my mouth. I have never been kissed like this." position 1191 kindle.

"You're a sadist?"
"I'am Dominant." his eyes are a schorching gray, intense."

"Well... I've not had sex before, small. I peek up at him, and he's staring at me, mouth-open, frozen, and pale-really pale." position 1633 kindle.

"Your situation. Ana, I'am going to make love to you, now." "Oh." The floor has fallen away. I'm a situation. I'm holding my breath." position 1658 kindle.

"I'am going to fuck you now, Miss Steele, " he murmurs as he positions the head of his erection at the entrance of my sex. "Hard," he whispers, and he slams into me."position 1761 kindle.

"My inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves." position 2027 kindle.

"No, Anastasia, I'm not. I am monogamous in my relationships. Oh... this news." Posotion 2360 kindle.

"The Dominant may flog, spank, whip or corporally punish the Submissive as he sees fit, for purposes of discipline..." position 2549 kindle.

"He has beautiful eyes-captivationg, intelligent, deep and dark, dark with dominan secrets." position 2651 kindle.

"I will fuck you, any time, any way, I want-anywhere I want. I will discipline you, because you will screw up. I will train you to please me. But I know you've not done this before." position 3269 kindle.

"Because I'am fifty shades of fucked-up, Anastasia." position 3977 kindle.

"I am grateful for your inexperience. I value it, and I'am only beginning to understand what it means. Simply put...it means that you are mine in every way." position 4333 kindle. This part right here is the point that makes a turn oil in the story, it will set what will happens in the rest of the story. Of course he will fall in love with her after that.

"This is mine," he whispers aggressively. "All mine. DO you understand?" He eases his finger in and aout as he gazes down at me, gaugin my reaction, his eyes burning. position 5129 kindle.

"He's not a hero, he's a man with serious, deep emotional flaws, and he's dragging me into the dark. Can I not ghide him into the light?. position 5231 kindle. This always happend to women, we want to save people an change man also.

"Frankly I'm in awe of you, that one so innocent would be willing to try. That says more to me than you could ever know. You fail to see I am caught in you spell, too, even though I have told you this countless time. I don't want to lose you." position 5874 kindle.

"I did try to stay away from you; I knew you were inexperienced, though I would never have persued you if I had known exactly how innocent you were- and yet you still manage to disarm me completely in a way that nobody has before." position 5878. He is finally in love with her.

"You todl me you were a virgin. That's the biggest shock I've ever had." position 6449 kindle.

"...opens the door, and still grasping my arm, grabs what looks like a belt from the rack beside the door, the leads me over to the red leather bench in the far corner of the room." position 7381 kindle.

"I don't think I can be everything you want me to be," I whisper. His eyes widen slightly, and he blikns, his fearful expression returning." position 7446 kindle.

"I have had my eyes opene and glimpsed the extent of his depravity, and I know he's not capable of love - of giving or receiving love. My worst fears have been realized. And strangely, it's very liberating." position 7467 kindle.
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  Pamelangeles | Jul 3, 2014 |

My full review can be found at my blog here.

I really loved the storyline and the characters. I really do love a dark and brooding male lead with an overly romanticised past. At first I was a bit put off by all the sex scenes and I didn’t think the book really needed them. When I’d finished the first one I was sort of annoyed because I really liked the storyline and it’d be going along and the characters would be having an intense discussion about their issues and all of a sudden they were having sex.

I suppose its because it was fanfiction. And to be honest, you can tell. I wrote and read alot of fanfiction back in the day so I recognise it for what it is really; it’s written much better than the majority of fanfiction don’t get me wrong but there is a certain style that goes along with it that marks it out for what it is.

Another thing that kind of irked me that the suggestion that only people with abuse in their past are likely to be into BDSM, this is just not so. I don’t partake myself but I know of people that do and to suggest that BDSM stems from abuse is just wrong. It’s a very trusting relationship actually and any pain/punishment that takes place is entirely consensual. I would have been very annoyed if it had ended with Christian reverting back to pure “vanilla” sex once he’d dealt with his issues. But, as it was, the ending satisfied me.

Well, that is, if you don’t count the ode-to-midnight-sun chapter from Christian’s perspective at the end. I get that in a fanfiction situation this would have been a gentle jab at Meyer’s failed book but once it goes to print, I think they should have left it out, It added nothing to the story and I’m not really a fan of retelling from different perspectives. ( )
  Jayne.Winn | Jun 26, 2014 |
Boring ( )
  peter.zagar | Jun 24, 2014 |
It’s not often you read a series of books where the author’s writing style is less than polished and well-edited, but you discover the material itself rises above the presentation. These books, the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy, are one of those exceptions on many levels. Populated with essentially flawed and larger than life characters, the books nonetheless compel the reader and keep you turning pages with avid curiosity, and that more than anything else is what has made this set of books the focus of so much attention and interest.

There has been much discussion about the sexual content of the novels, and the amusing part of that is apart from the standard and frequent use of the word “f**k” there is almost no other language to be objected to–unlike standard erotica and erotic romance, which is well populated with graphic and detailed description. Here, the psychological and emotional responses are more the focus, and in my opinion, it’s what is drawing people in and holding them enthralled by it all. The author is clearly well read and intelligent, and does not talk down to her readers.

Christian Grey, the hero of this tale, is a messed up man with more money than god, and it gives him all he needs to explore the darker facets of his soul. His past haunts him and he’s a natural Dominant who enjoys his BDSM lifestyle–partly because it’s safe for him in emotional terms, and partly because he doesn’t know any other kind of relationship. I know there are those who have huge issues with the way this lifestyle is presented here, but in retrospect, now that I’ve read the set, I’d have to say it’s not the lifestyle that one should be focused on, but the characters. This book is NOT about a BDSM lifestyle, it’s a love story. Christian is a man who is often adored, but rarely loved.

Anastasia Steele, the heroine, is equal parts strong woman and total idiot, it has to be said. By the time we get to the third book, you’re going to love her or want her head, really. I do think she’s the weakest part of the story in many ways. She doesn’t really outgrow her fear and loathing of Christian’s darker side, instead she wants him to be her white knight, and he moves heaven and earth to be all that she needs. What gets overlooked in this mix is that Christian is the one who is forever trying to meet her expectations and needs, and she is starry-eyed in love with him one minute and the next she’s terrified of his moods. It’s an ever-changing, constantly shifting roller-coaster with Ana, and it makes her damned annoying.

There are scenes that have made readers screaming mad, and those that have made them sigh, so if emotional response to the story is anything to go by, it’s worthy of the attention it’s been getting. Movie deals and hype aside, I think ultimately this is a book series you have to read with a very open mind, and embrace what is good about it, while you overcome your gag reflex for other things. The ending is ambivalent, and clearly leaves the door open for a revisit, something I’m sure many people will want to see happen. For me, I’d like to see Ana grow up a bit, and Christian’s emotional needs be addressed not as a “sickness” but as part of his innate sexuality. Initially I can accept Ana’s innocence as a potent lure to him, but her endless fear of him is a real turn-off.

I won’t, or honestly can’t rate this book. There are aspects of it technically that would warrant a one star, and other parts that warrant a five star. So, I’ll conclude by saying again, an open-mind is needed to tackle this story, and a suspension of any pretence of reality–it’s a romantic fantasy more than it’s anything else. It’s NOT hardcore erotica, or porn as so many have labelled it–at least in my assessment. (I write erotic romance, I know what it entails.) The books need to be well-edited and tightened up a little, so if you stay with it past those weaknesses, I think you’ll enjoy a very compelling look at two very different people and their struggle to make love conquer all.
  DenyseBridger | Jun 12, 2014 |
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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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