Fifty Shades of Grey

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Random House, Mar 19, 2012 - Fiction - 560 pages
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When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view ...

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Bad, awful, terrible, horrific writing. - LibraryThing
The first word that comes to mind: Educational. - LibraryThing
Characterization, plot...all of it, just terrible. - LibraryThing
The good: sex scenes. - LibraryThing
I think the abrupt ending is amateurish. - LibraryThing
The book is easy to read and goes fast. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - paulinewiles - LibraryThing

Dismal. The other 1/2 star reviews pretty much say it all. Sincerest sympathies to writers of quality erotica who are probably burning their typewriters round about now. Actually, sympathies to any writer who has something more original to say than "Oh my" and "Down there". Read full review

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User Review  - AMKee - LibraryThing

A so-so book with some realistic things and some VERY unrealistic things. Author should have researched more about the lifestyle and tried it out before she tried to write about it. Just as actors do ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

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