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
Read and enjoy, but do not expect a literary classic!
Ok this book is not bound to become a literary classic. However, if you take it for what it is, which is a modern day Mills & Boon, it is an enjoyable light read, although by 2/3 of the way through I was overloaded and bored with the "bedroom" scenes. I followed the hype and read the book which has accurately been described as "Mummy Porn". Whilst there were aspects of this book that I really enjoyed, I would hate for my daughter, who is just entering young womanhood, to read this book and think that it is ok for men to treat women this way, or somehow think it is normal or that it is love. Its not the BDSM that is disturbing, it is a man who can only be intimate (in almost every erotic section) by restraining a womans arms and hands - the most simple way to remove or diminish someone's power to say no, who cannot let a girlfriend visit her mother without dropping in even after she expressly told him that she needed space from him, who provides her only means of communication with phone and computer of which he can access, who becomes instantly hostile and makes his partner feel worried and intimidated when she is around any of her male friends etc etc etc...this all reeks of domestic violence and is not erotic at all...My inner goddess was finally waving her pom poms for Ana by the end of the book. Mr Grey possesses some redeeming qualities and I hope they are further explored in the next two books. by Helen Pollard