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Shades of Grey 1/Geheimes Verlangen (German Edition) (original 2011; edition 2012)

by E. L. James

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Member:Ridcully
Title:Shades of Grey 1/Geheimes Verlangen (German Edition)
Authors:E. L. James
Info:Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH (2012), Paperback
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (2011)

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I've had this book on my ereader for a while now, and only decided to read it as it suddenly was on the bestsellers list so I was expecting it to be good.

As other reviewers have noted, it is poorly written and has loads of annoying turns of phrase. The story isn't very realistic so if you are looking for a realistic read, this book is not for you.

I can understand why it is a bestseller as the description of Christian Grey's mannerisms and persona is very similar to Edward Cullen, and that seems to appeal to and make most of the female population weak at the knees. The sex scenes however are dull and can be somewhat bizarre! (I refer to the tampon bit in this).

It was however very easy to read, but seemed really drawn out. Nothing really happens. I have a sneaking feeling that the author could have written all three books as one quite easily.

Needless to say, I won't be reading the series any further... ( )
  4everfanatical | Feb 5, 2016 |
Ok, this book isn't the greatest when it comes to plot or prose, but I have read far worse- both in the romance genre and just in general. It's at least twice as good as Twilight (upon which is was based) with a less irritating heroine. I also didn't find the sex especially shocking, but there is loads of it. Probably much more than needed in this already quite long book. All that being said, it was quite the page turner and entertaining enough for me to continue reading the rest of the trilogy. ( )
  lovelypenny | Feb 4, 2016 |
OMG, someone gift this writer a thesaurus!!! How many times can people murmur?! I started counting on page 242 and she used "murmur" 80 times, as much as four times a page, for criminy's sake. Not to mention all the hitches of breath, staring at of hands, and mouths set in hard lines. And all the "oh my's" made Anastasia sound like a flustered schoolmarm. Arghhh, truss up EL James in the red room of pain and flog her with a dictionary! ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
With an ending like this, I would usually be sad, devastated or something along those lines. However, one star goes to this one because instead of leaving me in tears, I laughed. It is beyond silly. That never happened before. It is not a case where a reader hates where the characters are going. I don't give lower ratings when that happens, but I don't like when a heroine is this stupid. It isn't about the big picture at all (what she allowed or did not allow, that doesn't matter). It is about her reactions, thoughts and comments to the things she saw and experienced.
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  Irena. | Jan 28, 2016 |
Like everyone else did, when this book hit the world and everyone was talking about it, I simply had to give it a try. The writing itself is not that great, the storyline has good potential. ( )
  samjgregory | Jan 24, 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.
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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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