Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Waxahachie, TX : Writer's Coffe Shop, c2011
ISBN: 9781612130286
9780345803481
9780804172073
Branch Call Number: JAMES
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: 50 shades of grey

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trcookIIImddmd
Jun 22, 2017

This is such a chick-book, that only a woman could stand to read it; it is so boring, so sophomoric, so uninspiring that only someone like Nancy Pelosi--someone without a functioning brain--could enjoy it. As Nicholson so pointedly noted, "I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability."
A lot of women must like this tripe--it garnered two million the year it was published--proving Nicholson correct.

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christyt69
Jun 13, 2017

Sorry, but this book is booooring. If I wanted to read a book on this topic I am 100% sure I could find something with better writing. NY Times bestseller? WTF people? I could not even finish this book and I did attempt to force myself to complete it because everyone was so all about it. I decided to quit wasting my time. Save yourself from this thing. The writing is godawful. The characters are pathetic and the story is predictable.

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PoeticallyA
Apr 12, 2017

This book has many issues. Aside from the romanticizing of domestic violence, the writing and development is poor. It originated as a Twilight fanfiction and probably should have stayed that way, truthfully.

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usg8893
Oct 10, 2016

This book is so poorly written, I couldn't get through the 2nd chapter. Not much to it but kinky sex. Teenagers reading this... do they really need to lose their innocence to the perversions of this trashy novel?

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karendejong
Aug 29, 2016

The book is not nearly as salacious as the media led one to believe. Nonetheless, it is adult reading. The author introduces the bondage/submission type of sexual relationship through the eyes of a young woman, who is romantically approached by a handsome (and exceedingly rich) man who is into this kind of kinky sex. At the end we, the readers, agree with the woman that those who practice this kind of sex have undoubtedly had an abusive or troubled childhood. A good read, and I still hope to read the second and third of this series.

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z_MdWV8re4
May 30, 2016

(Grey bk 1) Christian Grey, billionaire, & Anastasia Steel, graduate, explore kinky sex and Ana gets a job with Jack Hyde; volitile3gvbds3M

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M33063306
Mar 17, 2016

It's a book that brings out excitement and anticipation from me; but in the end, maybe this type of romantic fiction is not what I'm looking for.

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Womanonfire
Mar 03, 2016

There is just something about this book that didn't work for me at all.

No, it was not the subject matter but I do know that the characters bothered me, A LOT. There wasn't really anything likeable about the characters, especially Anastasia or Christian.

The only good thing that came from reading this book was that it open up a huge search world for me to look for other books on this subject matter that(in my opinion) are written better than this book was.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Mar 02, 2016

One of the worst books EVER written. I have NO IDEA why this is a best seller. If you're looking for erotica, try Zane, she's a much better writer! Or Sylvia Day or even the Anne Rice Beauty books (if you're really into feet) in other words, any other writer is going to provide you with a better story.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 08, 2016

First off....I lost five followers due to the last few reviews I posted....Second off...Lets see how many more I can lose after this review :)

Ok, so my question is how can anyone in the good conscience read something as awful and perverted as this? This is not even consensual sex, this is rape! How the hell is that romantic? How is this so popular? How can anyone call this "erotic literature"? How do women read this and actually ENJOY it? The author has the writing ability of a 5th grader. For real, my dog could have written better than this. Ironically, the sex in here is the most consensual part of the story despite it being rape, abuse, BDSM/S&M games...

....How can people read this...Something is seriously wrong with our country if this is what is appealing to millions of readers. And just for the record, I didnt get past the first 30 pages.

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mauve_toad_6
Apr 12, 2017

mauve_toad_6 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 2

robert909 Oct 15, 2015

robert909 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Flower1000
Sep 01, 2015

Flower1000 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 30

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umerhassan
Jun 23, 2015

umerhassan thinks this title is suitable for 19 years and over

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May 16, 2015

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SoggyBiscuit
Apr 07, 2015

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dope_gamer_chris__
Feb 18, 2015

dope_gamer_chris__ thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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daisylilacrose
Dec 04, 2014

daisylilacrose thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Rektum
Sep 07, 2014

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I_sing_the_Body_Electric thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Flower1000
Nov 27, 2015

Sexual Content: Um hum

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atd
Sep 22, 2012

Violence: beating, etc

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atd
Sep 22, 2012

Other: Way too graphic. And totally unrealistic.

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atd
Sep 22, 2012

Sexual Content: 24/7 apparently.

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KazNic
Sep 17, 2012

Coarse Language: There is a bit of swearing in this book.

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KazNic
Sep 17, 2012

Sexual Content: Very explicit.

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KazNic
Sep 17, 2012

Violence: The book is centered around BSDM, so there are explicit scenes where Grey beats Ana.

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audwe
Jun 29, 2012

Sexual Content: BDSM

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23149011217443tr
Jun 16, 2016

this was a good book I would recommend it to be read by others

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sgray2015
Aug 31, 2015

Troubled relationship

_aabigailx Jul 05, 2013

THIS BOOK HELPED VERY MUCH IN MY INCREASE OF VOCABULARY WORDS. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ "FIFTY SHADES DARKER". BESIDES THE FACT THAT I HAD A CHANCE TO INCREASE IN VOCABULARY, THIS BOOK WAS REALLY INTERESTING, THAT I CAN'T WAIT TILL THE NEXT BOOK. (:

Rotca1 Aug 10, 2012

Anastasia and Christian engage in bondage exploration as they feel they fumble their way toward a real relationship.

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SCuffy1960
Jun 13, 2012

TAKE THE SPECIFIC AGE FACTOR OUT AND IT COULD BE,FROM THE ROMANTIC ASPECT ALONE,EVERY WOMAN'S FANTASY GUY.
RICH, EXTREMELY HANDSOME,INTELLIGENT AND VERY ASTUTE IN HIS CAREER.
DANGEROUS ENOUGH TO BE EDGY BUT HAVING A SENSITIVE(ALBEIT HIDDEN)AND ROMANTIC SIDE.
I'D DATE HIM! LOL

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Flower1000
Sep 01, 2015

Laters baby©

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karmil
Aug 21, 2012

"Nothing plain or old about vanilla - it's a very intriguing flavor", he breathes

scorpiolicaddict98 Jun 01, 2012

“Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Perhaps I've spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.”
~ Fifty Shades Of Grey ~

enygma312 May 11, 2012

“Why don't you like to be touched" Ana whispered, staring up into soft grey eyes.
"Because I'm fifty shades of f*****-up, Anastasia”

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