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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: 1, Paperback, 528 pages
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (2011)

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    becksdakex: Read the whole series, steaming sex and romance. This one with a little BDSM
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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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1.5 stars. I didn't like but it was better than expected, kind of. For a book about a BDSM, Sub/Dom relationship the sex scenes were very boring and repetitive. Let's be real thats the main appeal to this book and they were just awful and boring. This entire book went back and forth about their relationship and the terms and several times it seems like they figured it out only for it to out of the blue Ana has some new crazy bitch thoughts. The reason why this book was slightly better than I expected is because of the writing, although boring, dull and repetitive you can tell she grabbed a thesaurus and referenced other books, and at first the plot seemed interesting but mid way through they are still conflicted about the same shit as in the beginning it got old. I get Ana is a virgin but does she have to be so innocent, has she never seen porn, had a tingle in her vag before? Then on a the opposite how does someone who in the book has fucked a bunch of girls and has done BDSM for years be shocked when she says things Christian wants to hear over and over again. Their relationship is creepy and not sexy at all. I get he's suppose to be "50 shades of fucked up" but since when is it considered hot to be a stalker boyfriend with hot and cold mood swings. I feel sorry for the women who get off to this shitty book, they must have a very "vanilla" sex life that they are unsatisfied yet I bet none of them would ever consider doing this mild version of BDSM. ( )
  GrlIntrrptdRdng | May 14, 2015 |
Well I was feeling a bit miffed that I had paid good money for this book after reading the reviews, but wouldn't you know it, today a freebie copy popped through my letterbox. I was able to return the one I bought and got my money back, so i guess i won't be feeling so bad about reading this tripe eventually. (I have lots of other better books to spend my time on before I bother with this - he he) ( )
  WWDG | May 6, 2015 |
*sigh* I am ashamed of me...

Ok...everyone with half a brain recognizes the fact that Fifty Shades of Grey is horrible in every sense of the word (rape, ignorant and dangerous (and dangerously ignorant) representation of the BDSM community, poor editing, aesthetically terrible writing, technically terrible writing, etc, etc, etc), so I'm not going to focus on the book itself. I read the audiobook, so I'll be critiquing the reader. The audiobook (at least this particular version) was read by Becca Battoe. I won't say she's the worst reader I've ever listened to (I used to volunteer for Librivox, after all). I will say that it shocks and mildly disgusts me that she actually gets paid for this. Apparently, you need no talent to succeed in some fields. Battoe has a whiny, obnoxious, valley-girl voice with the slightest crack in her throat that makes her sound tired throughout the reading. Her ability to create different "voices" extends to her own horrible voice and deepening her voice like a little kid to pretend to impersonate male vocals - no finesse, no art, no appeal. At less than an hour into the book, I'm ready to slit her (or my) throat to shut her up.

One question though...So...um...where's all the kinky? It was very much mostly alluded, and didn't really happen other than some light spanking and tying up. I mean, I'm a huge prude in real life, but even I've written kinkier fanfiction than this. ( )
  benuathanasia | May 5, 2015 |
Unlike the rest of the world, I really did not care much for this book. It is entertaining, but I do not feel like it is really written that well. I definitely would never read this with a group of students, at any level, because it serves no purpose or educational message or theme. ( )
  Hhaddad1 | Apr 30, 2015 |
wow finally I was able to finish it, this was definitely one of the hardest books ever: awful writing, absurd story, so predictable.... Doesn't deserve even the star that I'm scoring, goodreads seriously need negative scores for shit like this.
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  zkazy | Apr 24, 2015 |
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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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