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Fifty Shades of Grey

James, E. L. (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
Authors: James, E. L.
Statement of Responsibility: E L James
Title: Fifty shades of Grey
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Characteristics: 514 p. ; 21 cm.
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Notes: Originally published: Waxahachie, Tex. : Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Summary: 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. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
Subject Headings: College students Fiction Businessmen Fiction Man-woman relationships Fiction
Genre/Form: Erotic fiction
Love stories
Topical Term: College students
Businessmen
Man-woman relationships
Alternate Title: 50 shades of grey
ISBN: 9780345803481
0345803485
Branch Call Number: FIC J
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Sep 09, 2014
  • svinetas rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Terrible, terrible book. The prose is really horrendous. I have absolutely no idea how this got past an editor. Besides the obviously terrible and often painful writing, I found this book completely offensive. Not because of the BDSM, of which there was surprisingly little, but because this is a description of an abusive relationship. The main character is repeatedly manipulated and guilted by the main love interest. She has crippling self esteem issues which he appears to prey upon. She also appears to have some sort of body dysmorphia/ eating disorder. This would be bad enough on its own, but its written in first person, present tense. So we get a wonderful front row view of her enabling and self loathing mentality. The only way I could see this book having any value is if it were used in like a social work class as an exercise in identifying victims' verbal and behavioral cues. Other than that, "Oh jeez", it's trash.

50 shades of grey? wtf? i thought i ordered 1000000000000 scenes of sex? well this book is okay so this would do

Curious, I purchased this book only to be so appalled that I threw it into the recycling. Vulgar & without any redeemable value.

I am a fan! You will be a fan of this book! The author really knows how to introduce each character. The work is well put together!!

Aug 09, 2014
  • Persassy rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Yeesh, they'll publish anything.

Jul 15, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not gonna lie, I really enjoyed this book. Saying that, this isn't the best piece of literature out there and I also agree that some sex scenes were unnecessary. Nonetheless, this novel is pretty intriguing.

Jul 10, 2014
  • clairewalsh1963 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a really good book for Adults.

Jul 10, 2014
  • ladydesiree89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was skeptical about reading this at first because it was a BDSM genre but I came to love it and was content with the end of the series. However I do feel there were a lot of unnecessary sexual scenes.

Jul 10, 2014
  • arrivederci12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's excitingly erotic. E. L. James makes you turn page after page and you embody Ana's character. In many ways I secretly wish I had my own Christian Grey. You know, minus the BDSM.

I also want to add that the writing may not be immaculate, but Erika Leonard would not have evolved this story from a fanfic if it hadn't received praise from the fanfic community. Get past the style of writing and absorb yourself into the characters and the story.

Jul 10, 2014
  • lala1only1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This story was a good one, but it was not well written

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Jul 25, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 10, 2014
  • arrivederci12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 14, 2013
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Mar 03, 2013
  • glenneaton rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jan 14, 2013
  • purple32 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 05, 2013
  • _aabigailx rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS BOOK HELPED VERY MUCH IN MY INCREASE OF VOCABULARY WORDS. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ "FIFTY SHADES DARKER". BESIDES THE FACT THAT I HAD A CHANCE TO INCREASE IN VOCABULARY, THIS BOOK WAS REALLY INTERESTING, THAT I CAN'T WAIT TILL THE NEXT BOOK. (:

Anastasia and Christian engage in bondage exploration as they feel they fumble their way toward a real relationship.

TAKE THE SPECIFIC AGE FACTOR OUT AND IT COULD BE,FROM THE ROMANTIC ASPECT ALONE,EVERY WOMAN'S FANTASY GUY.
RICH, EXTREMELY HANDSOME,INTELLIGENT AND VERY ASTUTE IN HIS CAREER.
DANGEROUS ENOUGH TO BE EDGY BUT HAVING A SENSITIVE(ALBEIT HIDDEN)AND ROMANTIC SIDE.
I'D DATE HIM! LOL

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Other: Way too graphic. And totally unrealistic.

Sexual Content: 24/7 apparently.

Violence: beating, etc

Sep 17, 2012
  • KazNic rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Very explicit.

Sep 17, 2012
  • KazNic rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: The book is centered around BSDM, so there are explicit scenes where Grey beats Ana.

Sep 17, 2012
  • KazNic rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: There is a bit of swearing in this book.

Sexual Content: BDSM

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Jul 10, 2014
  • scorpiolicaddict98 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

“Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Perhaps I've spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.”
~ Fifty Shades Of Grey ~

"Nothing plain or old about vanilla - it's a very intriguing flavor", he breathes

“Why don't you like to be touched" Ana whispered, staring up into soft grey eyes.
"Because I'm fifty shades of f*****-up, Anastasia”

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