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Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

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I didn't like the book I had to keep reminding myself that it is a fanfiction off of twilight. it's creative when you think of it in that way and how developed it is but I had a lot of trouble reading it . It should have taken me a day and a half to read it instead it took me a week.
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I read these books about two years ago, which was a delay on the 50 Shades train by like three years.
When I was talking with someone who had read this before me, she told me what I now tell everyone else.. Don't stop reading this after the first book. The second and third book are better and have an actual little story line. (I said better... doesn't mean that it's great.)
The first one was a little ridiculous. It was focused around Christian and Ana's sexual relationship. There was no real foundation to it other than that.
The book wasn't well written. It needs a lot of help. I know that this was a fan fiction that was published into a book so that's why it isn't as well written as other novels but the same thing happened for Beautiful Bastard and I think that one was written a whole lot better. I guess it depends on the original story and the editing..
I liked the trilogy as a whole but if I wasn't told at the beginning to keep reading then I probably wouldn't have and then I would have missed out on the entire foundation of Christian and Ana's relationship and the reasons why Christian Grey is the way that he is.
My favorite part of the whole book are their emails between each other. They're funny and witty and you can get more of a sense of who they are in those messages. I just really enjoyed them. I honestly think they were the best part of the whole book, probably even the entire series.

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Erotica doesn't begin to scrape the surface. It speaks to the deep unspoken desire within us. It opens the door to questions and feelings we never knew we had or didn't want to admit we had. It is a read full of passion, love, lust and romance. A story of coming of age and first love.

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Fifty Shades of Grey to me is a quick read. It's the kind of book that someone would probably categorize it as a guilty pleasure. It's not a great book but it's not as bad as the media portrayed it nowadays. It's about an innocent young woman fresh out of college (or about to finish college) that meets a rich man that has a couple of kinky secrets and a sad past. That's the best way I can explain it to you without giving too many details.

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I absolutely love Fifty Shades. The trilogy, the book done from Christian's pov, and the movie. I have reread all the books at least half a dozen times. Probably one of my very top favs.

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Therevare many opinions about those books, different ones. I'd like to think that there was more than just an erotica trillogy. But given all the sex all the time it is hard to believe so. Even though, it is a hot steammmmyyyy series if you are up to!
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I read the first volume and the sex was titillating. However I do agree that some of the scenes further into the book was repetitive. I enjoyed the movie though.

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The book was more thorough than the movie in my opinion. But I loved the book! Christian would do anything for Anna but he was scared to show her his real sexual side. In all honesty, Christian was damaged goods but he loved Anna

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Although it was originally a fan fiction of Twilight, I quite enjoyed the books! It opened up a whole new world which could be happening behind any big businessman's door!

It's not all about the erotic storylines and the sex stuff, there's the relationship side, or the lack of it in Grey's case to start with. As the books develop you see the relationship start to come out and develop alongside the sex.

I enjoyed reading this series and will probably read it again someday. I haven't seen the movies because I don't want to spoil the illusion of the books!

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Post by April Torres »

I read the whole series,i am totally blown away.I seriously enjoyed the kinky sex,the roughness of it.The whole Christian Grey control over Ana turns me on,its as if you can literally feel his blood boiling in his veins...The intense,and raw emotion,his demeanor..Such a powerful,seductive,tantalizing book to read....

-- 08 Jan 2017, 00:20 --

Fifty Shades Darker is so erotic,it's like soft porn....You'll be glued to your book,fascinated,and so stimulated,it'll leave you breathless...If you haven't read the first one,then you're missing out!!!!!!

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Post by 4jean+reads »

I have read all the books and enjoyed them. I read as a way to leave reality sometimes and just as something leisure to do at times. That said, I probably cannot put the book in a short way. They were good as learning who each person was and what they were doing in their lives when they met. And if you read to see what the story is and what is happening in whatever their lives are, you can see a growing in their lives with each other and while you are experiencing a small portion of what the author tried to write about, you are again experiencing something happening good between two people who were at loose ends in their lives. And, remember, what goes on between two people behind their private doors is for them to enjoy. Needless to say, I enjoyed the books and the story. The movie needs a better director. Those who tried and closed the book - Cujos to you who at least tried out of your own genre. I apologize for the lengthy thought.

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I was not a fan of this book at all. I enjoy something in books called a plot! This book had no plot!

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Post by dizzyduck70 »

I collected all 3 volumes before I read the book. I wanted to have each on hand and not have to wait a year for the next. I enjoyed the books and did not see the movie. I felt like there would be too many things would be left out of it. Of course as a reader you would know what comes next. Now the book had quite a bit of the domination going on, it taught me one thing its interesting if you are reading it, but in reality no.

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After getting part way through, I felt the dude had issues and I ended up reading it all. He was someone that needed fixing.

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I love romance in my books, and I am a huge fan of Twilight. I heard that Fifty Shades was originaly written as Twilight fan fiction, and that made me want to read it more. I had heard all the chatter and opinions on it, and regardless of my own feelings towards the subject matter (which didn't bother me one bit) I read it and became instantly hooked. I immediately bought the next 2 books before I even finished the first one.

It is much more about what makes us tick, and about the baggage we carry with us into all relationships. It is about control, and learning to loosen the grip, and exploring beyond your comfort zone, beyond the confines of which you limit yourself- and I'm not just talking sexually. The first book, yes there is a ton of sex-but that's just one layer of the onion that is Christian Grey. The story gets really more psychological and deep in the later novels. I wouldn't judge it based on the movie either- while I enjoyed the movie, there is so much more in the book (naturally).
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