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
The story follows a girl called Ana, who goes to interview this big-time entrepreneur in place of her best friend because she's ill. When Ana locks eyes with the extremely luring Christian Grey, she is immediately drawn to him. Coincidentally, he shows up in the store she works in a few days later looking to buy some supplies and she ends up setting up a photo shoot for her best friend with him. As things go on, she finds herself falling for him but he is definitely not what she expected him to be. It turns out that he is heavily into BDSM and he wants to control he in every way. Shocked and curious, Ana must decide if she is willing to do this one thing for the man is she slowly but surely falling for to make him happy.
I literally finished this book about 5 minutes ago and I have no clue where to start.I have never read any sort of book like this before so I didn't know what I should expect. But holy, it was extremely descriptive! The author literally talked you through every single time they had sex, in excruciating detail. I'm still slightly undecided how I feel about the book right now. It was ridiculous but at the same time, addictive. There was nothing that wowed me about E.L James' writing. I have definitely seen better but I have also seen worse.
I think what shocked me the most was how Ana was actually considering doing this stuff with him. I wouldn't mind if she actually had sex with someone else before and had a bit of knowledge of what she was getting herself into, but she didn't. At all. And Grey assumed she WAS experienced, just because the way she spoke to him in the interview. Big shock for him when she told him she was a virgin. But even after he showed her his 'Red Room of Pain' and all of the sex toys, she was STILL interested even though she barely knew this man since she only met him a few days before hand. It just doesn't make sense. For all she knew, he could of been some crazy, psychopathic rapist. Any sane person would have ran for the hills but, no. Not Ana.
I didn't like the way she fell for him instantly. Like I said above, she barely even knows this guy, then suddenly she's madly in love with him and it will kill her to be away from him for too long. I can't stand when females are weak and helpless like that. I would have much preferred it if there was actually a full buildup to her falling for him, but it was literally just sex. He wouldn't even let her touch him for Christ's sake. We also still don't fully know why either. There was only one time in the book where I felt like they had a deep connection and that was when he brought her gliding. That was by far my favourite part of the story. I was actually smiling whist reading that chapter.
Despite what I said above, in some weird way that I don't understand, I still liked the book. I liked the general plot line. It was new (to me anyway). Even as I'm writing this, I'm completely torn on what rating to give it. And like I said, it was extremely addicting. I finished it in no time at all, which I thought was good considering it was over 500 pages long. I enjoyed the ending too, it was a good cliff-hanger and it really makes you want to read the next book to see what happens.And with that being said, I finally settled on a rating. by Liz Cush