Fifty Shades of Grey (Paperback)
Short Description for Fifty Shades of Grey 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.
- Published: 29 June 2012
- Format: Paperback 528 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099579939 ISBN 10: 0099579936
- Sales rank: 3
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Reviews for Fifty Shades of Grey
I LOVED the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Very ADDICTIVE series. :D by Naquita Smithunder review
Ha ha ha I just have to laugh at the writing in this trilogy. Simple? Yes, Funny? Yes, Terrible? Yes. I think the book is definitely aimed at people who read for lots of fun rather than people who read all the time and analyse writing. I think most people I know HATED the character of Anna and felt as though she pushed women;s liberation back into the dark ages. Must admit my girlfriends and I had a lot of laughs googling the red room of pain tools at book club. by Carnieunder review
I find it so unfortunate that Vintage has sunk so low as to publish this.... Sigh! I will never get those hours of my life back reading this abomination. (Thank God I made the decision to only read the dialogue to get through it faster, although it didn't help, it was still boring.) by WENDY LEARunder review
Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book in the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James. When 21-year-old college student Anastasia Steele interviews enigmatic CEO of Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc., Christian Grey, she does it as a favour for her unwell roommate. She's not expecting such a young (27 year-old) attractive man. Grey is apparently attracted to Ana as well. Ana is sexually inexperienced and he warns her off because he is, by his own admission, "fifty shades of f***ed up", but ends up propositioning her anyway, to become his Submissive. This novel , set over about four weeks, is frustratingly slow moving: if 500 pages = 50 shades of Grey, then it takes 8 shades to get to the first kiss, and a full 25 shades before Ana agrees to sign the Dominant/Submissive contract (although she never actually does). 30 shades to reach a spanking. I found myself thinking, just get on with it, will you! Throughout, there is rather too much of the blushing and breathlessness and ohhh he's so hot. Ana and her subconscious and her inner goddess spend much of the novel overthinking, overanalysing every word and look. And I sometimes found Ana to be either very naïve or incredibly stupid: did she really think that her experience in the Red Room of Pain, a room filled with implements designed for punishment, was NOT going to be painful? There is some humour and plenty of sex. Literature it certainly is not. Soft porn ? Probably. Romance, erotica, yes. Apart from Ana, the characters are rather two-dimensional: after 500+ pages we still don't know why Christian Grey is like this. Although Ana's mother, Carla, does have some sound advice about the complexity of men. Will I invest the time to read another thousand pages of this? Not sure...... by Marianne Vincentunder review
I personally found the 50 shades book very badly written and not very entertaining. From the reviews of friends and colleagues I tried to keep reading but didn't even make it to 200 pages. If I met anyone with the attitude of Mr. Grey, I'd find it very very difficult to find him anyway attractive or even likeable! Ana, the female character is an absolute dose! usually there has to be at least one interesting or likeable character in a book to keep you reading!!
I did however read the first book of another supposed 'copycat' trilogy and found it excellent and would highly recommend it. All is not lost for the Romance novels! by Orla O'Gradyunder review
Fifty Shades of Grey
Is this literature or just Porn??? What a of waste of one one's reading time - There is so many exciting and enticing books out there and I cannot understand how this gibberish got to be one the "best seller's list" I read approximately half the first book and felt nauseated and disgusted. I see young teenagers read this on the bus - and I have to wonder how did our society get to this low level of immorality. I would have rated this book zero but there was no zero. by beatrix skaneunder review
Fifty shades of grey
I purchased the trilogy of fifty shades because I was intrigued to find out why so many women were engrossed in it whilst on public transport. I managed to finish the 3 novels within 2 weeks. It was an easy read, the first installment 'fifty shades of Grey did not really meet my expectations, the eroticism did not appeal to me as such, but the characterization of the main protagonists was impeccable. The following two installments was an improvement from the first, the story line was better conceptualized and it was more than just a simple erotic piece. Despite its minor faults, overall it was an adequate book, especially if you are looking for an easy read yet interesting concept. I would also like to commend the author for taking such a big risk and evidently succeeding in reaching such a large yet diverse group of respondents. by Deepal Aayeshna Prasadunder review
I loved this book because it took me out of my everyday world and entertained me. It made me laugh and cringe! Romantic and erotic! Great book, awesome trilogy. by Kristy Chromickyunder review
Just as with twilight, it's fun to read. Nothing more, nothing less. Very entertaining if you overlook all the mistakes and flaws.
Are you searching for some literary sensation... this in not your book.
Strong characters... too cliché.
Something light and erotic... go on :-) by Montse Sayolunder review