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Fifty Shades of Grey (Book 1 of 50 Shades Trilogy) Paperback – 1 Apr 2012

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  • Paperback: 514 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books (1 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345803485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345803481
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,968 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The cream of the crop." (Independent)

"Not only reviving the book market, but also reader’s marriages." (Daily Mail)

"Revolutionised the genre of erotic fiction." (Observer)

"One of the publishing sensations of the year." (Stylist)

"A social-media literary phenomenon." (Observer) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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MORE THAN 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLD WIDE.

Soon to be a major movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By woolyleprechaun on 25 Jun. 2012
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A truly bad book. As if it wasnt bad enough that it is unashamedly plagerised from 'Twilight' (it started life as a FanFiction)it is poorly written, repetative and glamourising of abusive relationships. The heroine has about as much self esteem as an obese snail with genital herpes, and half as much personality. If I was her, I would have told Mr Grey to stuff his endless 'Foil packet' where the sun doesn't shine... Presumably the same body area that half of this childish prose sprung from in the first place.
Its good for a few laughs (at its own expense, mind) but it is nothing but porn. Repetative, unimaginative and unrealistic porn at that.
I will give the author her dues. Despite loathing every minute of it, I did keep those pages turning. Sadly, that was because I was hurrying on to see if it got any better (which it didnt) or disclosed why Mr Grey was so screwed up (It didnt).
This does not stand alone as a book in its own right. Anyting that piques your interest remaines unexplained and undisclosed, in the hopes of luring you to purchase the next book. That I do not apreciate.
My husband brought me the next book as a 'supprise'. Needless to say, I wept bitterly ;)
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6,479 of 6,763 people found the following review helpful By Lazycatfish on 24 Jun. 2012
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Oh My, I mean really, Oh my, oh my, oh my......No readers, I have not just been whipped (pardon the pun) into a bosom heaving wreck by the size of my partner's "impressive length". I have in fact, just dragged myself through to the final page of this ludicrous nonsense and found myself almost speechless. Almost...

The main character, Christian Grey, is quite obviously deranged. This does not however, deter Ana, who for some inexplicable reason, has spent so long with her head in a book that she has never looked in a mirror and noticed that she is a "total babe". A "total babe" who also happens to be a 21 year old virgin. No, Ana, in the space of 3 weeks, falls so crazily in love with "Mr Grey" that she manages to bypass the whole deranged thing and instead concentrates all her efforts on a) going from virgin to porn star faster than Hussain Bolt off the blocks and b) deciding whether to let him hit her with stuff. As you do.

As for Mr Grey, obviously, readers can't be allowed to see him as simply a deranged, manipulative psycho so let's give him smouldering good looks, a few zillion quid to throw around and hey, and this is the clincher, the ability to love art and music (y'know, like Nazi's do in the war films). (Note - the bit where he plays the "haunting" piano piece, semi naked, with his eyes closed actually made me laugh so much that I almost wet myself - in a non-orgasmic way. Check it out....enjoy! ). As if that wasn't enough he also has a personal and financial interest in saving the world from famine. Just that old world peace and cancer to sort out and then hey, job's a good `un. I mean really, how did the world ever shamble along without him? So what made this beautiful, charismatic and talented man so brutal? Could it be a traumatic childhood perhaps?
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By tgattid on 7 July 2012
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Never before have I read something so poor. 'Holy cow', as the narrator says (every three lines) that book is poor. It's full of irrelevant literary and cultural references (simply to make the author feel smarter) and clearly she has Googled 'expensive wines' etc, because it's really not important to name EVERY SINGLE THING they drink. Similarly, the plot is weaker than tea without the teabag, and it is a terrible representation of a Dom/Sub relationship.
Being aware that this book was initially Twilight fanfiction (that says it all), it might be worth the author reading some of the better fanfiction out there before trying to publish their own (which, frankly, deserves to reside in fanfiction hell).
Never before have I read such poor writing. It's vague and repeats itself. There is no plot, and the story is in no way realistic.
In all honesty, I laughed for the entire time that it took me to read this book, and still now I laugh at the thought of it.
Laughable, weak, and should, frankly, be destroyed before it spreads it's poison.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Helen from Brentwood on 10 Aug. 2012
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I heard alot about this book before I read it, from just about every female I ran into. Everyone was talking about it so I had to find out what all the fuss was about. The two main characters are the most irritating people you could ever wish to meet. She is weak and unworldly - unlikely and unbelievable as a young woman just leaving university. He is a bully, who enjoys pushing women around. I feel the book simply glorifies violence against women, making out that they enjoy it really, giving the message - if you really want to keep your man then put up with him hitting you.
Having said that, it is highly romanticised. She thinks that he can change, and I am afraid that this trilogy is going to lead us to believe that leopards can change their spots.
To top it all it is terribly badly written - nobody really says 'oh my'!
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1,339 of 1,415 people found the following review helpful By SisterJane on 6 July 2012
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"So" he asks, looking at me with his grey eyes "what did you think of the book?"
I bite my lower lip, looking at his beautiful face.
"well?" he asks. I roll my eyes and blush and have an earth shatttering orgasm as I see his trousers hanging in.... That way. My inner goddess faceplants.
"oh my" I say.
We bonk for a few minutes.
He points his long finger at me. "you haven't answered me yet."
Holy crap I mutter.
He spanks me, I have an orgasm which makes me shatter into a thousand pieces then burst into tears.
Him and his twitchy palms. Ooh and his white linen shirt.
He tweaks my nipple. I orgasm again. From virgin to sex kitten in less time then it takes most people to clean the fridge. Not bad!!!
We have earth shattering sex AGAIN.
And again

Repeat until authors pen runs out.
The end.
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