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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
Collections:Your library, Digital copy, Advise others never to read
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (2011)

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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. ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Just.

No.


Just. Please.

I can't. ( )
  aliceoddcabinet | Jul 25, 2015 |
LOVED IT, LOVED IT. Make sure you have book 2 to start reading immediately after! ( )
  GwendolynGrace | Jul 15, 2015 |
Sweet, young and virginal college student Anastasia Steele is doing her sick friend a favour when she goes to interview multi-billionaire Christian Grey. As soon as she walks into his office the attraction is palpable. He is kind enough to warn her that he is “not the man for her” but this does not deter him from pursuing her to the point of stalking. You see, Christian has a secret. Instinct clouded by sheer physical attraction Ana agrees to see Christian and agrees to sign a non-disclosure agreement (what girlfriend wouldn’t?) and he quickly introduces her to his “red room of pain” explaining he likes to engage in BDSM. Ignoring her better judgement Ana listens to her “inner goddess” and decides to experiment with Christian.

This book has been getting quite a bit of hype and I understand there is a movie in the works. Personally, I don’t get it. I have no objection to erotic literature, and there is some that is very well done, but this book falls flat. In fact, as I was reading I couldn’t help but think if the author left out the “kinky” stuff it could well pass as YA. Ana is beyond annoying (she is involved with a “dominant” and keeps repeating “he is sooooo controlling” … dah!) and Christian, rather than being the erotic teacher, falls half a step short of creepy stalker dude (no amount of money and good looks could make up for his actions, even outside his red room!).

And now I am about to say something very sad. Despite the fact that this is not the best writing I have read I have an idea in my head as to where the story is going to go … I NEED to find out if I am right … so sadly am going to venture on to the second book in the series. That’s the price of my frustrated writer/inquiring minds personality.
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  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 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
 
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.
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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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