Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

eBook - 2011
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When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too--but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success--his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family--Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Vintage ; Sold by Random House Digital, 2011.
Edition: Kindle ed.
ISBN: 9781612130293
1612130291
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1357 KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive
Amazon.com (Firm)
Alternative Title: 50 shades of Grey

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K_ROK Jan 04, 2014

This is by far the worst book I have ever attempted to read. I actually couldn't bring myself to read words on a page so a colleague of mine put the audiobook on my desk as a joke and I checked it out to see how bad it really is. Well, it is even worse than I thought. Where do I begin; the prose ... Read More »

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ehbooklover Sep 24, 2012

Poorly written, unrealistic dialog, and a very annoying female protagonist who does nothing but blush, roll her eyes and bite her bottom lip. I did finish the book as I was hoping to find out why Grey's character was so damaged. Unfortunately, it seems that I'll have to read the other books in th... Read More »


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Takahewi
Dec 01, 2017

A nice light read, something for a rainy day. I finished the trilogy quite quickly and find that I have no regrets in doing so. It is written well, but is an adult book so be warned. These characters are fictional, and so they embody a somewhat unhealthy relationship. This is not a how to book on BDSM. So please read it with a grain of salt. The main character is quite spunky, and i like how the two work to find a middle ground. Very enjoyable for a light read!

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misha_lytov
Nov 14, 2017

1/5 stars needs more chicken nuggets up his butthole
i love lego i shove bricks into my foreskin

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Marilyn34
Oct 23, 2017

What if you were so attracted to someone that you can't even stay away from him?

Check out my review of "Fifty Shades of Grey" on my blog at:
http://axarr.blogspot.com/2016/08/review-wednesday-fifty-shades-of-grey.html

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Nikewingz
Sep 20, 2017

Very little plot going on here. If you took out the lame and redundant bow-chicka-wow-wow this book could be written on a post it note. Got so tired of Anastasia "biting her lip" and listening to her "inner goddess" ....yayaya....anyways....

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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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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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Apr 07, 2015

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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

Rektum thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 3

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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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