2 varieties available
Fifty Shades of Grey
- "I enjoy reading all the time , am a big romance genre reader, once I picked up the first book I was hooked, enjoyed the movie but book is a lot better." in 667 reviews
- "once you get past all the adult content the story line is actually decent, but by the third book you are kind of bored with all the adult content and the story is quite predictable." in 373 reviews
- "I know these were not the best READ, but I gave it a shot and I did enjoy them... again, not the best read, but I did read all three books in two weeks.." in 195 reviews
- "Not only does it portray the bdsm lifestyle in a completely incorrect way, but it also is incredibly poorly written and a fan fiction based on the also equally poorly written Twilight series." in 191 reviews
- "For awhile there, I was pretty captivated by the plot, but after awhile, it can be quite dry and become repetitive reading the same sex scenes over and over again." in 174 reviews
I started to read these because of the stir around them and fell in love with something unexpected. The banter between the two main characters had me literally laughing out loud while reading and made me so excited for page after page. The hype around the sex related writings are very mild and just barely touch on the world of bdsm. That being said, I thought these were great reads, particularly the first two, where their smart mouth humor really encapsulated me into the series.
Beyond popular belief these books are GREAT. The movies do not do the books justice. Yes the movies are entertaining but putting your own opinions on the characters without the 'entertainment' value and put in RAW emotion in your own mind is what a book is all about. Put yourself in the world of the characters. Read the books instead of watching the movies.
I loved book one of the series. Their playful, smart mouth humor towards one another was hilarious to read through and it still makes me laugh when I go back and re-read. The bdsn (can't put an m due to filter) is very mild and doesn't really understand what that is all about but the banter and character build is why I read them and was able to enjoy them.
When this book came out there was so much talk about it and I had questions like who is mrs. Robinson I decided to go out and purchased the first book which I found a bit boring until I got mid way through. From that point on I was hooked and wanted to know what happened to mr.grey and how he became who he was and why he was so into Anastasia
Review for: Other more...
I have not read this filth. This is porn. I would not recommend this to anyone. This is not good for your marriage for your soul or self worth. I am horrified by the content that is in this book. We always look up what kind of content will be in books before we read them because I do not want to waste my spare time on lies and filth. Beware.
I am absolutely in love with this book. E.L. James does such an excellent job connecting you with the characters and make you feel like you are right there with them. This will be one of those books that I read over and over because I can not get enough! I have recommended this book to many friends and now I have them hooked as well!
The writing isn't great but I can't be too mad at that. I really enjoyed this series of books. I actually couldn't put them down. I would have given this 5 stars but since the writing wasn't the best I couldn't justify 5 stars. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a good steamy read!
If you are looking for a dirty book- this is it. If you're looking for romance and a good read- look elsewhere. I'm not an English major in any way, but the typos and grammar in the 50 shades book is enough to turn off any nerd. Sorry. If he was a guy living in a trailer, it'd be a horror movie. But give a guy a little money and suddenly he's hot lol. Give me a break!
My friends lent me this trilogy a few years ago saying that they liked the overall storyline of it even if some of the actions in it were questionable. WhenI read it i agreed with them that the story was pretty good and there are a few questionable moments but overall its a good story. It just needs a few tweaks
I just LOVE all of these books! Once I started reading the first I couldn't put it down and was sad to wait a year on the next one but I did and when It came out I read it!! I have seen the movies also , the books are way better. It is an adult book, it is a romantic book with a twist about Christian. You will stay interested in every page. You never know what he will lead you through. I love how the book goes in detail on everything so you can really picture everything happening. I truly love this series and am sad that I have finished with the last book. I will be looking to see more from this author.
Q & A
Who do you think should play Christian Grey in the movie?
What was the reason why you started to read this book/series?
Seriously does anyone else feel like this wasn't that great of a read?
If EL James were to write a new series based on Christian's view would you read it?
Why is everyone so against something different?! Why are people not keeping an open mind and giving this series a chance! The people saying this is just like Twilight clearly haven't read the entire series, and I am saying that as a true fan of BOTH series! I, too, hoping for a continuation of this series.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
See All Photos & Videos