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.
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21 . WOW
Posted July 10, 2012 by Christi , Simi ValleySo I bought this book because I was so sick of hearing everyone talk about it. I was told the first 3-4 chapters are boaring just get through those. So I fell in love with this book love it until the ending are you kidding me? It was the worst ending ever. However it was bad but it was written for you to pick up book two. and that's what I did finished book 1 and 10 mins later bought book 2 and read it in 2 days. I love this book it was great.
22 . Meh
Posted July 07, 2012 by ZDB , Miami, FLI like BDSM, but this was poorly written... and pretty repetitive.
23 . Not for the faint of heart
Posted June 20, 2012 by Deborah , Terre HauteI personally loved this book! I though the story line was executed well. It is not for everyone but I really enjoyed it
24 . OMG
Posted June 16, 2012 by N.G , Hamilton, ONIf you don't like this book then you need to shake your head! At first I thought the book was all about Ana but soon realized it was ALL about Christian. And boy do I LOVE HIM! I can"t wait for more of E.L James books. And I love the inner Goodess talking
25 . Soft Porn Twaddle
Posted June 15, 2012 by Rosemary from NS , New Glasgow Nova ScotiaI'm afraid I have to agree with those who have already said this light read is lacking in substance, character and literary standing of any sort. E.L. could probably get a job after this writing heart felt letters for Playboy/Playgirl, but that will be about it. The so called 'story' is so weak as to be not able to stand on it's own. It probably would run a whole two pages. I feel foolish that I fell for the media hype and actually gave book 1 even a mostly speed read. Obviously E.L. is connected, that get's her interviews and a publisher. I guess if so many of us are writing reviews, perhaps she has achieved her goal at least.
26 . If you love a good Mills & Boon, then you will love this!
Posted June 12, 2012 by Tracey G , New ZealandI loved all 3 books and have read them twice, done a bit of research on BDSM and have found it to be an interesting subject and easy enough to understand why people get into it. Some of your letters and review are simply brilliant!! Would totally recommend these books if your are after a light read with a bit of humour, lots and lots and lots of sex and into troubled romances. Enjoy!!!
27 . Cheeply thought out, like the author was embarrassed or should be.
Posted June 11, 2012 by R.A. Sokolowski , Santa Cruz, CAI found this to be a sadly written book. I sometimes enjoy erotic stories but I don't think I would include this in any of my recommendations to friends or if asked. Sounds like it was written by a woman who is perhaps a virgin?...... or one that hasn't had much experience. I found it silly, kind of stupid and sad. There are so many well written erotic selections, skip over this and go for something worth reading.....
28 . Don't believe the hype, it's better!!
Posted June 11, 2012 by Shelle , El PasoIf you love a good a love story, you will be able to read past the graphic details and understand Ana's confliction and delight. I just finished and it am ordering the 2nd book now.
I'm not a romance reader but I'm a romantic and I...without giving anything way, can't wait to read the 2nd one to find out how Katherine is doing. :-)
29 . Very Familiar
Posted June 09, 2012 by Maria , Dunmore PAWhere to start.........? Let me say that I was trying to figure out how far into the book I would have to wait to find out Christian was a vampire. And let me follow that up with Stephanie Meyer should get a cut of the profits! If you've read the Twilights and this you know what I mean.
James claims Meyer's characters as inspiration but this was a bit much.
The similarites are many but the Grey's do not carry a PG rating. Definitely not something you would want a Twi-hard daughter to read. There are some spicy (SPICY!) parts--I don't normally read this type of book so my eyes were very opened quite a few times.....
It is not really well written, but if you can hold on for a few chapters--its enjoyable. It is a quick read so it won't take up too much time.
Its just ok, not what everyone has it hyped up to be.
30 . I don't understand all the hype
Posted June 03, 2012 by Dorothy0202 , BrooklynAs soon as I heard about this novel on the Today show, I wanted to read it but I honestly don't see what the big deal is about this book. I've read Harlequin novels with better written heroines than "Ana." She thinks like an 18th Century English Aristocrat, talks like a California Valley Girl, and what is up with her "inner goddess?" I actually skipped pages in one chapter and didn't feel like I had missed anything. Christian is interesting though...I wish the book was from his point of view.
April 03, 2012
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