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Fifty Shades of Grey - Fifty Shades, Bk 1 Author:E. L. James When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet ... more »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 family -- Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.« less
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This book was terrible. It was written by someone who has zero command for a creative use of the English language. Repetitive - not very interesting - and not even very racy. If you want to read a book of porn, or a book that caters to the BDSM lifestyle, start somewhere else - ANYWHERE else.
This is one of the most annoying books I have ever had to read (thanks to book club). Read the reviews on www.amazon.com before you dive into this. It just is NOT worth your time - and you'll never get the time you waste reading it back.
Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
Nicole H. reviewed Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, Bk 1) on
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read this in an afternoon as it is definitely light reading. Let's be honest, the buzz about this book is the sex, and it's all pretty vanilla. As far as the rest of it: dialogue, character development, story line....this is middle school stuff. The female protagonist utters the same dialogue over and over whether it is out loud or in her head and it is boring and tired by page 5. Christian Grey is the epitome of every girl's bad boy fantasy, typical and predictable. All that being said, I couldn't put it down and am headed to Target now to get the other two in the series. This is poolside reading, an afternoon's distraction. I will be adding the other two as soon as I'm finished as these are definitely not books I need in my library.
Based on some reviews, I thought this book would be a thinly-plotted, loosely narrated jumble of sex scenes, but since I kept hearing about it everywhere, I decided to read it anyway; I didn't want to be the only human on Earth who hasn't. Boy was I wrong! Although there IS a lot of sex in this book (a LOT!), the main focus is the relationship between Ana and Christian. I'm not saying it's great literature--it's not, but I recommend this book to anyone who can handle (or likes) erotic writing--this one is definitely worth reading.
I guess I liked this, because the characters were new and interesting. I did get tired of the repetition. OMG, how many times can she say "Holy Crap"- it didn't sound like something a twenty -one year old would say. Also, while we're on that. I thought she made them two young. How is the hero a billionaire at 27! Ana 21, she is graduating from college okay may make since, but Grey should been at least 31 just to even things out. Besides, from a writer stand point it would've made him more believable as a domineering male. I had a hard time even believing he was taller than Ana. This book was good despite the bad writing and I too didn't want to be the only human on the planet that hadn't read this. Now it's coming to the stage and screen.
E.L. James has a great love story. You are rooting that love overcomes all obstacles. She brought to reader's attention kinky sex, but didn't go into more detail about the world of it. She left me wanting more information.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the fact that the specific content wasn't advertised so it was definitely enticing just based on rave reviews without elaborating on the story itself. A little slow to capture my interest initially but I think that was because of the age of the primary characters. Once the storyline picked up, I was hooked. It was a different perspective on life and written in such a way as not to be offensive or promoting certain behaviors but simply allowing the reader to feel the intensity of the characters' emotions. Excellent job.