Fifty shades of grey: E L James

Fifty shades of grey E L James Book
by E L James

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slipknotrocks666
Just starting to read .. now I can't wait for the movie to come out..
Lyla123
I read it too, cant wait for the movie too.
avias
At first reading (first book of the series) was not impressed with the girl main character...as read further I began to feel she was certainly a victim and how could anyone let themselves be used like that( yes, a piece of fiction here but do you ever identify with the characters?) and where was her brain!!...to make a long story short, I did finish the series and had mixed feelings about it. Some parts of it were way too kinky for my tastes but that is part of its draw on the book scene...sensationalism.
Read if you wonder how they could make a movie about it...and yes, of course, they are!
Dovetail921
I found out about 50 Shades via one of the social circles I circulate. It was heavily praised in said circles by the time I learned of it. I of course had to go check it out, my attention grabbed at this point.

Yes I looked it up first, having been told that it was "not everyone's taste", and of course what I found was people reviewing it as "an erotic novel of BDSM", controversial, downright dirty, etc.

Honestly, it couldn't be worse than De Sade's Justine, could it?

As I got further into the book, yes, it made me uncomfortable in a few places, pun both intended and not. By the time I got to the infamous contract, I had started to consider re-evaluating my own sexuality. By the time I got through the contract I had both decided to be more open in my sex life and more honest about it. Not only that but, considering my own intimate life and the contract, I realized that I had a MUCH more solid understand of what I do like, what I don't like, what I'm willing to explore, what I might be willing to explore but am not ready to at this time, and what is PERMANENTLY off limits.

Add to this that I love analyzing life and people, sorry it's in my nature to do so. I found myself intensely interested not only in the story, but also the underlying psyche's of the characters on a level that most of the time, I don't get from reading.

End of the first book, I find myself with mixed feelings about everything, the situation, the people, all of it.

I started reading the second, couldn't wait to pick it up at this point, and immediately I'm irritated, feeling that the author has seriously reduced her writing skill and quality, and pretty much damaged their intelligence and maturity level's integrity. But I keep reading.

And I start to realize that this is WAY more than erotic fiction, or an expose' on not so talked about lifestyles. It's way more than a romance novel. It will, if read in the correct light, make you re-examine the value of unconditional love, what it REALLY means to stand by someone through whatever hell may come. It will make you re-examine your own life and maybe some of your own flaws and "baggage" so to speak. It will make you re-examine your lines, sexually, romantically, socially, and how much and to what extent you will take hardship, period.

I am glad that this was correctly categorized under romance. But I don't think that any categorizing of 50 Shades is going to do it justice. It's true to its name. 50 Shades of Grey, 50 shades of erotica, 50 shades of screwed up, 50 shades of unconditional love, 50 shades of healing, 50 shades of hardship, and 50 shades of relationship dynamics.

Personally the movie trailer looked like it may not do it justice, but I'll of course wait and see. In the mean time I've just started reading the third book with a kind of wonder and breathless anticipation, as par the course by now with this series.
yuris
I like this book so much, but the movie do not. It is the first time that I read a erotic book . After I read, It changes my point of view to see love and sex.
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Now available in a single volume, E L James’s New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as being “in a class by itself.” Beginning with the GoodReads Choice Award Romance Finalist Fifty Shades of Grey, the Fifty Shades Trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
 
This bundle includes the following novels:
 
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.  The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
 
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
 
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.

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