Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey  (Paperback, E L James)

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    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random House
    • ISBN: 9780099579939, 0099579936
    • Edition: 2012
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    The first book of the Fifty Shades series, Fifty Shades Of Grey is a bestselling romance novel by E. L. James, and was first published in 2011.

    Summary Of The Book

    The protagonist of this book is a young, naive college student of twenty one years named Anastasia Steele. Anastasia acquiesces to interview a 27 year old business magnate named Christian Grey in lieu of her ill roommate and best friend, Katharine Kavanaugh. What she doesn’t count on, however, is how attracted yet intimidated she is by him. She nervously rushes through the interview and then pushes all thoughts of him to the back of her mind. She was counting on the fact that their paths might never cross again.

    Christian Grey, in the meantime, is equally taken in by the innocent Anastasia. A man with a fervent need to be in control, he is constantly battling his inner demons. He visits her at her part-time job and agrees to do a photo shoot to accompany the article Kate was writing on him. At the photoshoot, he asks her out for coffee, and the process of the pair getting acquainted with each other begins. However, Christian does not plan on indulging in a typical relationship. He presents Anastasia with a full non-disclosure statement that she must sign in order to continue seeing him. The contract contains clauses about a purely physical, non-romantic, dominant/submissive relationship. Anastasia, initially taken aback, is intrigued nonetheless and decides to give it a shot.

    Fifty Shades Of Grey proceeds with a racy and fast-paced story thereafter, as the couple try to work past their obvious incompatibility. Intended for mature readers, it delves into the carnal practises of bondage and dominance. The novel topped bestseller lists across the globe, and has sold over ninety million copies worldwide. It has also been translated into over fifty two languages, and is being adapted into a film which is scheduled to release in early 2015.

    About E. L. James

    E. L. James, born in 1963, is an award-winning British author and novelist.

    She has authored two other books namely Fifty Shades Freed and Fifty Shades Darker.

    Born and raised in Buckinghamshire, James procured a degree in History from the University of Kent. After working as a television executive for a few years, she embarked upon her writing career in 2009. She featured in the The 100 Most Influential People in the World list by Time magazine in 2012, and won the 2012 National Book Award, in addition to topping the Forbes' list of the highest earning authors in 2013. She currently resides in London with her husband, Niall Leonard, and their two sons.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    • Author
      • E L James
    • Width
      • 1.3 Inches (US)
    • Height
      • 7.8 Inches (US)
    • Depth
      • 33 inch
    • Weight
      • 371.0 Grams
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    A teenager's fantasy..

    I had high expectations from this book,as it featured in the bestseller list.But after reading through first fifty pages or so,it seemed nothing but a teenager's fantasy about her dream man.

    Now,the sex scenes.Well,they become so unbelievable that it becomes more laughable than erotic. He simply touches her and she orgasms. It seems that she's climaxing on every page.

    Even the writing is monotonous and repetitive.There is more than frequent use of "geez","shades of" etc.

    Well,many of you m...

    Kaustuv Mishra

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    6 Jun, 2012

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    Mills and Boons punched with Penthouse Letters- tasty but not heady

    Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels has become famous for its unconventional contents and viral marketing. E.L.James has hit the jackpot. But I have doubts if there is anything more achieved through these books. It is essentially a Mills & Boons with adult content of Penthouse letters, perhaps with a little more detailing of psyche and less graphical detailing of those acts. BDSM is a less known word, which kindles more curiosity, and people may not mind reading it once for its lucid nar...

    Kausik Chatterjee

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    4 Jun, 2012

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    Pathetic work

    This is biggest surprise of my life so far. How did this pathetic work of EL James become a worldwide best seller? I'm short of words to describe the filthy quality of literature that has been dished out in the form of Fifty Shades. Personally I could not go beyond the first 80-100 pages. It not only a bad/weak story but it also lack creativity and imagination. I'm still wondering as to what did people love so much about this novel or is it just an example of smart/ intelligent marketing?...


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    21 Dec, 2012

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    a book for the sex starved...

    I bought this book out of sheer curiosity to know why has this book been a rage lately. the only thing that this book proves correctly is the SEX always sells. The author has bombarded the reader with sexual descriptions on every third page and it becomes boring after a while. Many times during the reading of this book i got a feeling that the author has been craving to get spanked by someone in her life and BDSM has been her fantasy. Well not to sound too rude she surly deserves to be spanke...

    Gaurav Godbole

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    4 Mar, 2013

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    "Reading this book has almost permanently made me averse to what they dub as "bestseller." I have strong respect for authors who write erotica. But I wasn't impressed by the style in this one for more than a few pages. Do not understand why the vagina needs to be referred to as "inner goddess." #Irritating. The oblivious, vague and abrupt ending probably makes sense as the book is a part of a trilogy. The book is disappointing. Thumbs down."


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    4 Jun, 2012

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    great book..

    you definitely need to be female to appreciate this book. Even though this book has been in the news because of the genre it pertains to ('erotic fiction') and has been dubbed as mummy porn (although what is so good about porn for your mother I fail to understand), but sex scenes aside, it still is a very engaging and interesting read and you just can't keep yourself from falling for Christian Grey (however screwed up he may be portrayed). Hope this helps.

    soumya singh

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    12 Aug, 2012

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    Not for the teens (explicit)

    well to be honest i got the book in the afternoon and havnt put it down till now, its basically very erotic in nature but the way EL Lames has portrayed the emotions is just awesome how every detali has bn described without overdoing anything or draging it but somehow i get the feeling its only a one tym read but a good one... so id recommend this only to those who really can feel a writers emotion and not who jus look at this as a porn on paper alll in all i m liking it at the moment... so c...

    Ashish Sondhi

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    19 Apr, 2012

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    nothing like sidney sheldon. as some of the readers have mentioned that is a mix of sidney and mills n boon. those books have a class. they are sensible writers and so is reflected by their work.but this one has just nothing to read. a totally disgusting story

    tanu arora

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    12 Jun, 2012

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    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Luv, Lust and Secret persona Makes the book Grippoing...Awesome Writing and excellent pace keeps the reader Alive..


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    19 Feb, 2015

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    good but not great

    well..its unusual love story..but there are many great books in romance all nicholas sparks books...they touch your heart...this buk doesnt reach ur heart,..its a one time read type of book..

    Somapa Mitra

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    4 Jul, 2014

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