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

by E L James

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Title:Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
Authors:E L James
Info:Ebook (2012)
Collections:Your library
Tags:Romance, erotic, trilogy, bondage, S&M, BDSM, EL James, Ebook

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

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    Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (amz310783)
    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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    Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair by Elizabeth McNeill (dara85, Aleana)
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    Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill (sanddancer)
    sanddancer: A more grown-up take on female sexuality
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    Lover Unbound by J. R. Ward (becksdakex)
    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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I feel like I'm the last person who hasn't read this book, so here I am: I finally read it...
I first put this book on my TBR list because people were making such a big deal about it, so I thought I'd read it and find out for myself, how "bad" it really is.


When I started this book, I had the expectation that it would be all about sex and everything else that goes with it, but I was wrong. I thought the story had a nice plot with good characters that developed interesting personalities.

I was shocked that for this genre, the male part of the body was never named. Ok, well, it mentioned "length" but it never used crude words...like well, you know what I mean...


Surprisingly, I can't really think of anything I didn't like. This book isn't perfect, but I feel like it was missing something...something I can't exactly put my finger on.

All in all, I'm quite disappointed. My impression for this book was that it was one of the hottest and sexiest books I will ever read...maybe I'm just jaded, or maybe my expectations were too high. I AM looking forward to the next one though, I heard it's so much better. It better not disappoint again. ( )
  elizabeth1929 | Oct 6, 2015 |
I am still in shock as to what all the hubbub was about? This book has sex in it, like many romances...just in this one the female character allows her creepy-as-hell boyfriend treat her like garbage during it. At least, AT LEAST!, she struggles with whether or not she is OK with it. What really annoyed me here, though, was that Ana-the lead-is supposed to be this gorgeous, smart, educated woman with gorgeous, smart, educated men who are even nice vying for her attentions and she never imbibes?? They are ALL NICE GUYS! And she never dates or kisses or anything? Ever?? That is such hogwash. That and the rednecky dad from Georgia who likes to unwind by watching....soccer???????? COME ON PEOPLE. There are plenty of great romance writers, with great characters, and all the sexytimes you like, who deserve your attention and money. Why make someone who wrote this...whatever...rich and famous? It's silly. ( )
  eenerd | Sep 29, 2015 |
Tried it. Hated it. It is frightening to think that the writing, the subject and the "dreams" portrayed in this book could ever be considered good. ( )
  gkiggins | Sep 7, 2015 |
Yeah, I feel like I was tricked into reading some soft core porn. EVERYBODY said "You have got to read this." Ummm...no thanks. I feel as though Grey completely took advantage of Anastasia. I just felt like I was reading trash. ( )
  PiperUp | Aug 14, 2015 |
When I was reading Young Adult novel Between Shades of Grey (about Lithuanian persecution in WWII), I kept getting the "ooh-la-las" from everyone, indicating that I was reading some juicy smut or something. So I figured I better, for cultural literacy's sake, familiarize myself with this apparently exciting and essential reading. However, it was Twilight all over again, but this time Bella does all the stuff you wished she would've done with Edward. Same abusive relationship, same drivel about how hot/godly Edward is, how much she wants him, how plain and clumsy she is, how she can't accept expensive, lavish gifts (no, I want my beater, not this new car!), etc. Just, the characters have different names and Christian in not supernatural, exactly. The writing was a little worse than Myer's, though, as it was so annoying that it interfered with my reading (which only happened in Twilight in the 3rd book). I read almost all of it, so I can't give it 1 star, but it's barely 2. I'm glad I know the story and can engage in conversation about it with my peers, but that's all it did for me. ( )
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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
Sadomaso-Bestseller "Shades of Grey": Das Leben kann so stöhn sein - Fesselnde Story? Oder reine Quälerei? Der Sadomaso-Softporno "Shades of Grey" erzählt von einer Frau, die sich lustvoll einem Mann unterwirft. Jetzt erscheint der heiß diskutierte Bestseller auch in Deutschland. Sie wollen mitreden, ohne das Ding zu lesen? Hier die wichtigsten Fakten.
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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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