Fifty Shades of Grey

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.

Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James Summary

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It became the first instalment in the Fifty Shades novel series that follows the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism). Originally self-published as an ebook and print-on-demand in June 2011, the publishing rights to the novel were acquired by Vintage Books in March 2012. Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world, selling over 125 million copies worldwide by June 2015. It has been translated into 52 languages, and set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time. Critical reception of the book, however, has tended towards the negative, with the quality of its prose generally seen as poor. Universal Pictures and Focus Features produced an American film adaptation, which was released on 13 February 2015, and also received unfavourable reviews even though it was a box office success. The second and third volumes of the original trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, were published in 2012. A version of the novel from Christian's point of view, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, was published in June 2015 as the fourth book. Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian, published in November 2017, is the fifth book in the series...

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Love, Love, Love!!5 star

The book that started it all! Must read! 55


Who edited this?1 star

I am palm twitchingly appalled that the editor of this “series” let this go to print. Is this the sign of the dumbing down of America? I gave this a shot thinking, there is no way these books are as terrible as I’ve heard. I was wrong. So wrong. You’ll learn quickly that the author has a penchant for repetition. Every character is “taciturn”, Christian “cocks his head”, Anastasia “bites her lip”, Christian is “mercurial” and “JEEZ, OH MY! Like sooo hot and bossy!”. My subconscious just dropped an anvil on my head for spending money on this crap whilst my inner goddess (double back handspring+layout) taunts me, “muahaha! told ya so!”. I remember writing fantasy stories in middle school about my crushes, this book makes my prepubescent writing seem like War and Peace. If you’re a lit nerd like me, you might enjoy reading this while thinking of all the ways this story could’ve been improved, from one “laters, baby” to the next “we aim to please”. And if you are reading this, just a tip: there’s a whole world of erotic and romantic literature that is well written and engaging. This ain’t it, sis. 15

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Love it!5 star

The. Best!!! 55


loved this book5 star

i loved this book and it was very hard for me to put it down ! 55


Gray5 star

Very good kept me interested the whole time. Something I actually finished. I want to buy more. 55


It was ok3 star

The movie was better 35

Feeling again!

Fifty Shades of Grey5 star

I am in tears right now! The story has ended and I feel as I have been wounded! I have never in my life read a book after seeing the movie that has caused me so many different bouts of emotions! I became the a part of the story and I could not put it down, I even watched the movie again, but the book had me more attentive! Thank you! 55


Not worth the read1 star

Terrible writing. I do not recommend. 15


Amazing5 star

This was the best book I’ve ever read and I can’t wait to read the second and third book 😍❤️❤️ 55

Marina Brandão

Best book ever5 star

11/10 would watch movie again 55


Loved It!5 star

So glad my friend recommended this book! <3 55


Grey? More like heart wrenching Black5 star

While initially I was hesitant to read this book for the more obvious reasons which were the BDSM theme and constant sex I find after reading it on a whole it contributed to the deeper plot and appealed to a sense of Pathos that sent my mind and heart in a tailspin much like Ana and I am going to eagerly read the next book as I am intrigued and anxious to know if Fifty Shades can truly get darker... 55

PS_Lily Mae

Haha no1 star

A disgusting book 15



This book needs JESUS. Seriously! 15


Why can't I download???1 star

I've been trying for days so buy from my iPhone and I'm not able to. Why?? 15


👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽5 star

I just read this book again and it felt like my first time reading it!! 55


3.5 Stars3 star

I finally finished...The conclusion, or lack thereof, shall I say. I would still much rather have had this book than a V-8. 35


Idiotic1 star

Piece of crap. How the hell was this made into a movie? 15

Angie Drum

I'm In Love With Christen Grey!5 star

OMG! Hats off to you, Ms. E L Jame. I Loved the movie. I Love all three books. They have all become my Favorite. I can't wait to see the new movie. Five Stars! 55


Fifty shades of grey5 star

One of the best novels I have ever read. Loved it. 55

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