Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey , by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
Paperback, 540 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by Vintage (first published 2011)
1612130291 (ISBN13: 9781612130293)
edition language
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Fifty Shades of Grey
Seattle, Washington (United States)

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.

Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
My Review
This is the sort of book that you do not want to read at the same time as other relatives in the family. Its blushworthy and enough to leave you squirming in your seat, not knowing what to do because your currently reading in a public place. Yes the book deffinenantly paints an ideal character in your mind, about a perfect relationship that seems so taboo at the same time. The book itself seems to go outside of the comfort areas that other books dont go near. It touches the subjects that you are not sure you can rely on, or connect to and yet at the same time it leaves you feeling more alive and awake than you thought possible from the book. What I liked about the piece was its whole contextual flow. from the cover you would assume that it was perhaps another young adult fantasy novel. But this not the sort of novel that I would give to anyone under the age of 16. In many ways, even my mind was a little too innocent for it. The book portrays two characters that you would never match with one another, two people are just completely different that they are literally on opposite ends of the scales. However, you really get to identify with the characters, whilst getting the ense that there is more than meets the eyes to them. 
In the beginning of the novel you get the idea that Ana is somewhat stuck up and whingy, that she has nothing better to do with her life than to find the faults in herself and with the things that are going on around her. But as you read on you can see that this is merely her defensive side to life. She is clearly protecting herself from something and I am gathering that the something she is protecting herself from is the very thing that we all try to protect ourselves from, pain and hurt. You can see how the writer has written the character, but what I like more is the very fact that it is portrayed in such a realistic way that you do seem to forget its a novel, and not real. Christian, Well I can now understand why everyone finds him so very dreamy and real. its because of how he is written, how he is described. Hes everyones fantasy guy, but perhaps with the BDSM stuff. Christian though still comes across as a very mysterious man who has secrets about his past, who he is more than what he appears to be on the surface.
I would be lying if I said I didnt enjoy the sexual tension of the book, because of course I do. My imagination went a little more than wild. But at the same time, your left wondering, is this all the book is about, sex, domination and being a submessive. Or is there more than meets the eyes to it. Well, considering the fact that there is three books to the series, then I am assuming there is much more to it. After all, Ana wants more than Christian is wanting to give, and its clear by the ending of the first one that its a relationship that is complicated, that needs to be stronger, that they need more, want more, have to have more. The only subject of the book is therefore confusing because your never aware of what to expect or consider from its pages, whether to think that more could come of the relationship that they have or whether it is nothing more than a sexual connection between the two.
The book therefore leaves you with so many thoughts that it does come across as addictive, engaging and provoking. It instantly says to the reader that you have to understand the past of both of the characters in order to understand them and so you want to dig your claws into its pages to get the full depth of it. I am going to award this book with five stars. Merely because its unique in comparrison to a lot of the other books that we see being written today. you can tell that this is a fictional write, but at the same time you cant help but wonder if this is the sort of thing that is going on behind a closed door, where we can not see it. its just a very different sort of novel with a story of its own.
  didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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