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Fifty Shades of Grey : 50 Shades Trilogy : Book 1 - E. L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey

50 Shades Trilogy : Book 1

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Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view …

About the Author

E L James is a TV executive, wife and mother-of-two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

E L James is currently working on a new love story...

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Fifty Shades of Grey
 
3.5

(based on 58 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (26)
  • Page turner (25)
  • Well written (17)
  • Deserves multiple readings (16)
  • Suspenseful (10)

Cons

  • Disappointing (14)
  • Not what I expected (13)

Best Uses

  • Gift (16)
  • Older readers (16)
  • Travel reading (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (29), Bookworm (16), Casual reader (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

50 shades of grey - 1# past time.

50 shades of grey isn't well written, E L James uses phrases that occur often, the chracters aren't developed well and are very predicable and there are parts that could be more concise.However,...Read complete review

50 shades of grey isn't well written, E L James uses phrases that occur often, the chracters aren't developed well and are very predicable and there are parts that could be more concise.However, the book engages with the reader. The readers want to read this book because of how it make you feel. E L James has based her book on common human emotion of love; the sacrifices we make and the difficulty in making love work. We all want what Ana experienced; someone that loves us, does things without being asked, shows appreciation and is willing to make changes to make it work and ensure happiness. 50 shades is hard to put down once you start reading, nevertheless, I wouln't suggest this book if you're an analytical reader because of the many flaws it has in regards to how it is written. In saying that, it is the perfect book for relaxing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A brilliant e.g. of powerful marketing

The reader needs to be open-minded to read this book, which I am. I did not read Book 3 of the trilogy - by then, the story had gotten too repetitive for me...Read complete review

The reader needs to be open-minded to read this book, which I am. I did not read Book 3 of the trilogy - by then, the story had gotten too repetitive for me to stay interested in the mildly suspenseful storyline.
The only thing that upsets me about this trilogy is that it is readily available to non-adult purchasers (I checked at a couple of book stores - no age restrictions). I don't think erotic fiction should be readily available to minors, especially when this particular type of erotica is so graphically described.
Other than that, it's a good book - 3/5.

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3.0

Incomplete

By Ian

from Perth W.A.

About Me Casual Reader

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Well Written

Cons

  • Not What I expected

Best Uses

  • Travel Reading

Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

I do not like stories that have no endings that are designed to make you purchase subsequent follow on books.

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5.0

brilliant book - how the other half live

By Ranger

from Rockhampton

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers

    Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

    I makes you realise just how boring you are. There would be people out there that have had a very unhappy childhood like what Christian has gone through which is very sad. I actually got so into it one night that I was still reading it when the sun came up in the morning.

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    3.0

    Fifty shades of ways to have sex.

    By Evie

    from Queensland

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    Pros

    • Has A Story
    • Well Written

    Cons

    • Much Like I Expected

    Best Uses

    • Mature readers

    Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

    The story line is good,and the price was my reason to buy the book in the first place.the service really prompt.

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    1.0

    Fat load of hype!!

    By Alexandra01

    from Melbourne

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Disappointing
      • Not What I expected

      Best Uses

      • Nothing else to read

      Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

      I felt as if I was in the minority with this book. I couldn't rake up the enthusiasiam. Poorly written and read like a story from Mills and Boons and even though I tried hard to finish it, kept skimming over the pages. Don't know what all the fuss was about over the erotica. Some historical romances have equally erotic scences and you don't find them on the best seller list. Amazing what hype can do to a books sales!!!

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      4.0

      Fantasy

      By Zinnie

      from Ballarat AUS

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Travel Reading

        Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

        Very consuming once you begin to read it

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        5.0

        i would buy this book again

        By Frase

        from lismore nsw au

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

          Service and delivery was excellent very quick and very reasonably priced

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          3.0

          Read before the Hype,not sure why it got

          By JME

          from wollongong,au

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                Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

                Enjoyed the story, but was not very well written

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                4.0

                A must read

                By Shen

                from New south wales

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Page Turner
                • Suspenseful
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Older Readers

                  Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

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                  3.0

                  50 Shades Repetitive

                  By Vickster

                  from Adelaide, AU

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bridet Jones Email Idea
                    • Disappointing
                    • Repetitive

                    Best Uses

                    • Rainy Day Bored Read

                    Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

                    Repetitive.Story could have been done in 1/2 the pages.By end of first book expected more depth to the characters.Didn't need to be trilogy as could have done in 2 books tops.Expected more after all the hype.Can now say have read but wouldn't bother again.Friends fairly much agree too.

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                    5.0

                    If you can just get past the sex!

                    By chris54118

                    from Melbourne, AU

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Page Turner
                    • Suspenseful
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                    • None That I Can See

                    Best Uses

                    • Definitely Mature Readers

                    Comments about Fifty Shades of Grey:

                    This is a love story which also taps into any sexual fantasy that any woman may ever have have (almost) ... hence the popularity and buzz about this book (and the next two). It is certainly addictive so make sure you have lots of time to read.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Yes, delivery was prompt and books arrived is great condition.

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                    A GoodReads Choice Awards Finalist for Best Romance"In a class by itself." --"Entertainment Weekly"

                    ISBN: 9780099579939
                    ISBN-10: 0099579936
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 528
                    Published: 12th April 2012
                    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 3.4
                    Weight (kg): 0.37

                    E L James

                    E L James is a TV executive, wife and mother-of-two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

                    Visit E L James's Booktopia Author Page