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I was very curious about this book... I wanted to understand why he treated women that way.. I couldnt understand why if he had everything in life he still hated himself and felt like he didnt deserve to be loved... I enjoyed all the books i feel like if u dont finish the set u dont get the full story
*copied from my comments of Fifty Shades of Grey*
Yeah. I read this book. The trilogy was definitely good for a summer read, but I have some problems with it, as a whole.
First off, this series is very clearly a fanfic. There is nothing wrong with writing and reading fanfiction (as a prolific reader & writer of fanfiction myself), but when it is so blatantly a ripoff of someone else's work, you would think the editor or agent would have tried to help James be a little more subtle.
Second, James clearly has a very negative and very incorrect view of BDSM, and of that specific community. If you are reading this for ideas to spice up life in the bedroom, please don't. There are better, more accurate, more caring sources out there then this series. Christian is a terribly messed up human, and how he treats Ana isn't really inline with how the community believes in treating each other. (I have really read a lot, because I couldn't believe that Christian was a good example of BDSM. Lo and behold, he's not.)
Thirdly, why did James' editor hate her? There were so many spelling and grammatical mistakes in the PUBLISHED books that I cried. I CRIED. Not because I was sad about anything in the book, but because my English degree and English teacher's SOUL was dying. I don't know if this was just in the versions published in the UK (that's where I bought II and III because I was living there at the time), but I couldn't not cringe.
Fourth in my rant: This whole "Mrs. Robinson" stuff is ridiculous as well. Actions from the past do not provide an excuse for actions in the present. All they do is provide motivation, but that does not excuse your behavior. An adult from your past was not-so-great - that does not mean that you, when you grow up, have to be not-so-great, too.
Please.... I get the appeal of reading this, and I don't blame a soul for enjoying it. Just please read with the knowledge that so much of the stuff in the books are incorrect and terrible representation of a lifestyle.
Say what you will about the author, writing, or story but I loved this series. No it's not practical but hey most don't read romance novels for practicality. It's a great story to get lost in and learn that love can change even the most stubborn of people. I was glad to see both Anna and Christian get their happy ending and that he was able to overcome things for her.
Thank goodness that is over. What a waste of brain space.
Would you go into the darkness if it meant you saved someone else from complete darkness?
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Absolutely mindless rubbish. And James can't even claim authorship really, as she plaigarised the entire storyline, plot, characters - the lot - from Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the Twilight series. Meyer's work was never intended to be anything other than a teenage love story - but at least it was original. This English woman James is nothing but a thief and should have been sued accordingly.
(Grey bk 3) Christian Grey, billionaire, & Anastasia Steel, publisher's assistant, honeymoon, Ana gets pregnant, Ana takes down Jack Hyde; resolve3gvbd3M
Loved the book, in fact the whole series. People have assumed it was a profane book. It is a love story about two people working through their own insecurities and finding love.
TERRIBL! Don't even try it it reverses your intelligence. Sad, that it is so popular. If you enjoy reading, DO NOT try this. Save yourself the agony.
The third installment of the 50 Shades series is the least probable of the set. EL James writes well, but the conflicts aren't really all that clear and are far less apparent than in the books that preceded it. In particular, it's hard to find out exactly what demons Grey are trying to cope with. Still it is worth a read if you're looking for something different to read.
"The 50 shades of Grey" series is based on a real consensual lifestyle. Being that I am a lifestyler and a woman at that I can see these books from a different veiw. If you want to have a glimpse of what the lifestyle is I do think 50 shades of grey is a good idea of it. I also wish that people would relax with the whole "torture, force" when she agreed and signed to his terms and even married the man. This is a good book, give it a chance.
Just terrible. the next book was worst than the the first. Story line was just not good enough ,the writing wasn't just elementary it was very repetitive and boring. I found myself jumping chapters after the first book. The last book I read here and there just to figure out what happened at the end. with so many people going crazy about it I thought it must have been a good book. The whole story was extremely disappointing. Even Twilight was better that these.
Arrrrrgh. Someone said this trilogy made him pine for the Twilight series....
Each book is worse than the one that preceeded it. I literally threw it out the window when I finished it. Seriously. This is like the "Troll 2" of books - fun to read for a laugh but TERRRRRIBLE
Unfortunately I had to skip around with this book. Yes, this book is a guilty pleasure; however, being the 3rd book it is VERY BORING. Ana whining about the same things, tangling her fingers and biting her lip. I didn't like this character from the beginning and hoped she'd grow on me and she didn't :(
Personally, the trilogy is pretty addicting and its not too bad either but I would say this one did have its dull moments. The Fifty Shades books are VERY fictional but the random events were quite intriguing. It's not the best piece of literature but I personally enjoyed reading them-definitely a guilty pleasure!
Enough already with the 50 shades. If the library buys another one in the series... I'm gonna spank somebody!
Agree with previous commenter that Anastasia is a moron, I couldn't figure out why anyone would want to be with her. Pseudo psychology on why Christian is the way he is. Completely retrograde so-called plot; with experienced rich man bossing around young impressionable twit, er, girl, and not necessarily in a fun way.
I don't understand why this series did so well (i only read it because of the hype and i kept hoping -in vain-it would get better). Certainly didn't make the bestseller lists for the writing or plot. There is plenty of better written romance and erotic fiction out there also.
To the last 3 reviewers who essentially said this book was junk - You are right on! Touche (pronounced touchey). I endured all 3 of these books - because of the hype - never again. The main character Anastasia is a moron, a slap to all modern women. Christian is a weak man who treats her like a simpleton. I hear they are making book 1 into a movie - for sure I will not be wasting anymore time or money on this one. Story, what story?
Almost finished with book three and its ok. Im tired of the f-cking and fighting but its no different from young relationships in their hot and heavy/honeymoon phase. I ADORE how Christian TRULY LOVES HER! I have NEVER has a man treat so gentle and kind AND rock my world in the bedroom. Even though its fiction everyones f-d up and has issues but if the good outweighs the bad and they dont do sh-t to permanently scar u up or put you in prison, I say go with it and enjoy the ride. Also the author is English and if you watch enough BBC and period pieces you will see the similarities. She tried to mix modern American jargon with what she might hear in everyday life and it doesnt always come out right/ make sense but I can tolerate it. I have a journalism degree and completely understand when the thoughts in your head dont always translate or convey your point of view on paper. Sometimes Christian reminds me of Christian Bale in American Psyco (too bad hes too old for the role) or even a young, attractive , less famboyant Frazier Crane (that might be the vodka tonic and 2beers but go with it). Its great soft/hard core s&m porm for those who aren't getting any and might be a little curious of the dark side of sex. I wont hate on her and hope that in book 4 Ana grows some balls and ties up/canes Christian for a change plus throw in a kid to see how Christian copes and I will definitely read it. Watching Twilight series, saw the first one and if you cut out all the mindless scowling it would probably be 45 mins long. Maybe its the vodka but its not that bad. I never read the books but I like True Blood so thought Id give it a try. Its still really chessy but I like dairy. Bella would be a PERFECT Ana Steel/Gray in the Fifty Shades trilogy. If she could just SMILE sometimes and stop looking so constipated I could definitely see smart, yet aloof lip-biting, playing with her fingers, painfully shy persona loving & letting Christia Gray tie her up for a round of ultimate orgasms. And Jacob is totally Jose in the book; Alice the pixy hair annoying energetic sister to Edward is Mia, Christians little sis. Bring back Charlie Hunnan as the lead and he could definitely command Bella in the redroom to submit to his every whim.
E.L james is the best write about this story, many writers try to write this same story and i deffently think that e l james is the best one.. i enjoy this book very very muchoo..