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Fifty shades of Grey by E. L. James
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Fifty shades of Grey (edition 2011)

by E. L. James

Series: Fifty Shades (1)

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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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Title:Fifty shades of Grey
Authors:E. L. James
Info:[S.I.] : Vintage ; Sold by Random House Digital, 2011.
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Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

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    Story of O by Pauline Réage (GYKM)
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    Nine and a Half Weeks by Elizabeth McNeill (dara85, Aleana)
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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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    The Gift of Shame (Black Lace) by Sarah Hope-Walker (marcejewels)
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    Panic Snap: A Novel by Laura Reese (Anonymous user, Anonymous user, Anonymous user)
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    Topping From Below by Laura Reese (Anonymous user, Anonymous user)
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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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    The Harem by Thomas Sweeney (Emma-Reads)
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    My Favorite Person: A Non-Fiction Romance by Charles Stampul (Anonymous user)
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    The Boss by Abigail Barnette (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: a different take on bdsm relationships between boss and employee.
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    The New Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: for those who want to make their newly discovered desires real life
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    Learning Good Consent by Cindy Crabb (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: for everyone who got inspired to do kinky things in real life.
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    Shades of A by Tab Kimpton (Anonymous user)
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    Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill (sanddancer)
    sanddancer: A more grown-up take on female sexuality
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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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Absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!! ( )
  Rosered2323 | Jun 24, 2024 |
Ugh, ugh, ugh. I got this book on the assumption that it was terrible, but a funny kind of terrible. Instead, it was just all bad, all the time, to the degree where it is worrying, to quote Yahtzee Croshaw. So there's Anastasia Steele, a simpering simper-er. There Christian Grey, the cold, detached, asshole. Together they embark on the relationship of the century. The WORST relationship, that is. Let me get this out of the way. This is not proper Dom/sub conduct. This is abuse, plain and simple. I know the original story this was written off was also an abusive relationship, but that is no excuse.

There are at least three things wrong with this story, (more like a 1000) but I'll talk about 3.

1. The writing. This story is horribly written, and the characters are complete non-entities. I feel like I know my shoes better than these characters after 500 pages. It's just unengaging, boring, and nearly slipped me into a coma.

2. The sex. The sex in this book was entirely unerotic in ever way. I personally can write better erotica than this. First of all, she needs to find more euphemisms for genitalia. She uses "his/my sex" exclusively through the book, and it just sounds awful. Also, the during sex dialogue is hilariously bad. Anastasia uses "Arghh!" as her noise. This made me laugh, because generally 'argh' is used in situations like "Caitlin, you have a 2000 page paper due tomorrow", or "Caitlin, your senile grandma who forgets to wear clothing is coming on Saturday". In addition, she always says, "oh... please" Just please is fine. The 'Oh' makes it sound like a bunch of gossiping school girls "She's dating Derek? Oh, puh-leeze!"

3. The fanfiction thing. If anyone doesn't know, this was originally a Twilight fanfiction called "Master of the Universe" (He-Man, anyone?) Should this have been published? Not in my opinion. Don't get me wrong. I love fanfiction. I once read a fanfiction that had me in tears, with a dull ache in my heart. I myself write fanfiction, and in my humble opinion, this is PWP, or "porn without plot/point" Just loosely interconnected sex stories. I understand the want for this, but the lack of any real concrete plot makes this seem like this was written by a horny 15 year old.

All in all, awful. Just awful. I was hoping this would be a second strike of the "My Immortal" hilar-a-bad lightning. But Fifty Shades of Grey? bure like Fifty Shade of puke coloured wallpaper. ( )
  HorseNerd | Jun 1, 2024 |
Didin't finish. I read it to 'see what all the fuss was about'. Got about half way and concluded that there was really nothing to commend this book. It didn't engage me at all and I had no incentive to keep reading. I was surprised to see that E.L.James is a woman - I suspected that some men might like this book - maybe that was her target audience?? ( )
  oldblack | May 28, 2024 |
Entertaining.
  theveggies | May 27, 2024 |
Overrated? Definitely. Worth a quick read? Sure. It was amusing at times, but yeah it felt boring. This was my first introduction to BDSM and I expected more somehow. I felt their relationship was too toxic too. ( )
  sophiesapphire | Apr 14, 2024 |
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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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James, E Lprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Albacar, MarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Albanese, TeresaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Battoe, BeccaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beaulieu, DenyseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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*
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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.

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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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