Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 12/04/2012
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Fifty Shades of Grey
3 and a half stars actually!
Well, I've finally caved in and decided to find out what the hype is all about. As i normally discover with over publicised books, they never quite live up... READ MORE
Carol Ann at Norfolk
Fifty Shades of Grey
Devices and Desires
Once upon a time there was a beautiful young woman called Anastasia Steele. She met a man called Christian Grey. Christian was very rich, and very handsome... READ MORE
Henry Coningsby at Watford
Fifty Shades of Grey
De nos jours
The memory is not so much of a relationship as of a series of meetings, in which rules are laid down and promises kept. Where the ending smacks the back of... READ MORE
David Learner
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
This is not my usual read, I read it because i found myself judging the book quite harshly solely on what others views were. Our customers seem to love it ... READ MORE
Jasmine at Birmingham High Street
Fifty Shades of Grey
3 and a half stars actually!
Well, I've finally caved in and decided to find out what the hype is all about. As i normally discover with over publicised books, they never quite live up... READ MORE
Carol Ann Noble at Carlisle

Synopsis

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.  Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view ...

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099579939
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 383g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm

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Fifty Shades of Grey
For what it is worth here is my review
With all the hype and fuss that surrounded it I had to read it for myself. This book is drivel, derivative, poorly executed and it's original source seeps ... READ MORE
kit
Fifty Shades of Grey
Don't bother
There is a great deal of hype surrounding this book, it has topped the best sellers list but I can only imagine on account of our idle curiosity about the ... READ MORE
MsPurple
Fifty Shades of Grey
Rubbish!
This has to be the worst book I have ever read! Only bought it because of all the hype surrounding it. Badly written, poor grammar, ridiculous, unbelievabl... READ MORE
Janet Anne Mitchell
Fifty Shades of Grey
Had me frowning and eye-rolling
What with everyone suddenly raving about this series, I thought I'd give it a go. I admit, it sounded sexy and I was rather looking forward to reading the ... READ MORE
Deborah
Fifty Shades of Grey
Disappointed
Not my usual type of read but after all the hype I had to have a look. Slow start and style of writing poor. Did improve however, but poor character buildi... READ MORE
Squizzle
Fifty Shades of Grey
Not for the innocent minded
I was expecting this book to be a romantic novel and it was, rather like twilight. I enjoyed the book however, there were a few rather graphic sexual scene... READ MORE
musicalnotes
Fifty Shades of Grey
50 Shades of Great!
I absolutely loved this book from cover to cover! I instantly fell in love with Christian Gray and found protagonist Anastasia to be a fascinating characte... READ MORE
Ryan Taylor
Fifty Shades of Grey
Soft porn for Mills & Boon readers.
This book was atrocious! I don't know why I bought it! I suppose it was because of all the hype that surrounded it. Not very well written, just lots of bo... READ MORE
Janet Anne Mitchell
Fifty Shades of Grey
Dont waste your money.
Before chapter 13 I thought that it would be a good story but after they had sex the first time I was really put off by it and actually felt quite sickened... READ MORE
MissT1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Could it be any worse?
Bought the first 2 books of the trilogy and gave up reading the first one somewhere in the middle....How? How could this book become so popular? Still can'... READ MORE
CoralElectra
Fifty Shades of Grey
Dire
I can't remember reading a book so badly written since I picked up my mum's Mills and Boon many years ago! The year 6 children that I teach can construct m... READ MORE
jlt
Fifty Shades of Grey
I did not like Fifty Shades of Grey
This is the first time I have thrown a book into the wate bin, I did not want it in the house, I felt authoress was getting a thrill out of writing this bo... READ MORE
Sarnian
Fifty Shades of Grey
boring
Badly written, very repetative vocabulary. Everybody likes a bit of sex and romance but this was over the top, sex for sensationalism.
Trebie
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
EKH
Fifty Shades of Grey
Escapism
Although the quality of writting is not brilliant, I still really enjoyed this book, and the rest of the series as well. The characters are relatively shal... READ MORE
Aine
Fifty Shades of Grey
Goes by the book...
I think the writing is poor in this book, except on the many sex scenes. While the storyline is not predictable, with all of the bondage completely taking ... READ MORE
HarriettyHeart
Fifty Shades of Grey
Just walk away from this book...now!
Oh my (how many time does Ana think this?!) To be honest I haven't actually finished this book because I have a life I need to crack on with! It is truly t... READ MORE
espresso
Fifty Shades of Grey
Possibly the worst book ever?
Don't waste your time or money on this drivel. Stilted, wooden characters. Boring, unconvincing plot. If you want to be turned on read The Story of O.
Valleys girl
Fifty Shades of Grey
Possibly the worst book ever?
Don't waste your time or money on this drivel. Stilted, wooden characters. Boring, unconvincing plot. If you want to be turned on read The Story of O.
Valleys girl
Fifty Shades of Grey
Awful, truly awful.
I'm not usually one write bad reviews on books, mostly because I will try to see the good in everything I read, but partially because I just feel like a ho... READ MORE
Latch
Fifty Shades of Grey
amazing... riveting... thrilling
I actually didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book but it was far from what I felt when I finished reading it. I haven't had a book in ... READ MORE
DanielleTF
Fifty Shades of Grey
Not as good as I expected
Brought this book as had heard so much about it being the book to read. The storyline is pretty shallow and was not impressed with the style of writing. St... READ MORE
daydreamer11
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fantastic
I loved this whole series, it has a great story line. Yeah it has an erotic side but the story is so captivating! I love it and Authors like E L James are ... READ MORE
Carron Scott
Fifty Shades of Grey
Love, love, love this!
It will amaze you, possess you and certainly obsess you! Fifty Shades of Grey all the way. This book is very well written and incredibly descriptive. I hav... READ MORE
Francesca
Fifty Shades of Grey
Mildly interesting..
I was very much looking forward to reading this but I found it a huge disappointment, it has its good points its racy, but the dialogue was distinctly lack... READ MORE
Lulu37
Fifty Shades of Grey
Awful
I cannot even begin to describe how awful this 'novel' (and I use that term loosely) really is. Not only is the writing itself utterly terrible, the charac... READ MORE
Beaut
Fifty Shades of Grey
Addictive Read
This book is a very addictive read, as are the next two books. Heard about it through my cousin, bought it and finished it within 2-3 days. Could not put i... READ MORE
MagickAnna
Fifty Shades of Grey
Addictive
Even though the writting is not amazing, this book definately gets you hooked! As soon as I'd finished it I was desperate to get the 2nd as soon as! There'... READ MORE
Fran M30W
Fifty Shades of Grey
fab read
After reading all the reviews on this book wasn't sure if it was for me, i was totally hooked! Couldn't put it down .can't wait to read the next one
leigh
Fifty Shades of Grey
Romance is alive and well!
Despite all that you've probably heard about this book and all the hype surrounding its publication this book, at the heart of it, is a story about love. Y... READ MORE
Caroline Larner
Fifty Shades of Grey
Great-left me wanting to read the next one!
A really captivating book that had me hooked from the beginning-read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down!!Have bought the next one and can't w... READ MORE
EmilyP
Fifty Shades of Grey
Its AMAZING
The wife loved it!
Mark Wilkins
Fifty Shades of Grey
Really Addictive
i really had trouble putting this one down, i then got really miffed when i finished it, i cant wait to get the next one!!
HMM
Fifty Shades of Grey
What the hell was that???
I bought this book as there was so much talk about how fabulous it was and EVERYONE was reading it - well - I don't like to miss out on anything, so I boug... READ MORE
Lisa W
Fifty Shades of Grey
Possibly the worst book ever?
Don't waste your time or money on this drivel. Stilted, wooden characters. Boring, unconvincing plot. If you want to be turned on read The Story of O.
Valleys girl
Fifty Shades of Grey
Mills & Boon for the 21st Century
Poorly written, repetitive, but somehow strangely addictive. I know it was written by a woman but to be honest if it turned out a man had written the sex s... READ MORE
Suzanne Williams
Fifty Shades of Grey
Flavour of the month
Fortunately, I purchased this as a digital book, otherwise it would have gone to the charity shop weeks ago. It's my own fault for believing the hype and f... READ MORE
Nicola Humphreys
Fifty Shades of Grey
great book x
Very addictive read, highly recommend!
sky 111
Fifty Shades of Grey
Not what I expected, but good
I am not sure what I expected after all the hype this book has received, but it was enjoyable. You soon start to like the characters before any of their re... READ MORE
jessilou
Fifty Shades of Grey
Just no.
I read this book primarily to see what all the fuss was about, but am regretting this decision immensely. Feeling like I've wasted three hours of my life, ... READ MORE
Smudgy07
Fifty Shades of Grey
Disaster
Worst book I've ever read, made famous by silly airheads. Don't waste your time on this filth.
Reader1001
Fifty Shades of Grey
quiet enjoyed
like most people, i read this becuase i wanted to know what the fuss was about. i quiet enjoyed this although the repeated phrases started to get on my ner... READ MORE
beckyhilly
Fifty Shades of Grey
Boring
A really badly written book. Although I'm 68 I'm no prude but I thought the sex over the top and quite sickening in places. Very repetative and her vocabul... READ MORE
Trebie
Fifty Shades of Grey
Had to read all three
Fantastic. Kept me gripped had to read all 3 one after the other because I wanted to know if this couple actualy made the relationship work. Yes lots of se... READ MORE
Botswana Junky
Fifty Shades of Grey
fifty shades of fantastic!
Gillian Hooley
Fifty Shades of Grey
Why waste your money.
I can absolutely say that I read just about anything, and if i can't I'm happy to share why. I started the first book of the fifty shades series and was ab... READ MORE
Loverofbooks
Fifty Shades of Grey
best trilogy ever!
No one pressure me to read it, once I started to read couldn't put it down. To me is a love story n a normal dating couple will do plus the exciting sex bi... READ MORE
shawtyinez
Fifty Shades of Grey
Awful and disgusting read!
I had high hopes from this book with some high ratings but once i was 20 pages into it i realised that it was awful. The dialogue was poorly written and th... READ MORE
Chanman228
Fifty Shades of Grey
AMAZING SHADES OF GREY!!
This book is amazing, E.L James knows what she's talking about and from the first sentence, I was hooked, I can guarantee you will be too. Fiery, Sexy, Sa... READ MORE
staclouica
Fifty Shades of Grey
Absolutely Addicting for all the right reasons!
From the moment i started reading this book i was hooked! It took me a day and a half to finish it and i was kicking myself for not buying the second book ... READ MORE
Serial Reader
Fifty Shades of Grey
oh dear
The quality of the writing in this book is so bad, I expect my cat could write better....couldn't even finish the first one.
Reader of Books
Fifty Shades of Grey
i've read better books
When I first brought this book, I was really looking forward to reading it and couldn't wait to get stuck in and after reading up to chapter 13 I got bored... READ MORE
Sairs680
Fifty Shades of Grey
Went nowhere
After a handful of friends recommended this book saying how fantastic it was, I finally ordered my copy. By the time I got to page 360 I was willing it to ... READ MORE
Pinksparkle33
Fifty Shades of Grey
Really?
I'm sure this book has it's place, as half a risque step up for mills and boon readers I Imagine, as long as they have no care for good writing, but not fo... READ MORE
arwen
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
This review was first published on http://steppingoutofthepage.blogspot.com I probably would have never have picked this book up if it there hadn't been s... READ MORE
Stepping Out Of The Page
Fifty Shades of Grey
waste of money
Me and a friend were intrigued by this book by a program televised the night before, so we went and got them. For the first couple of chapters it was reall... READ MORE
sarahwaby15
Fifty Shades of Grey
fifty shades of trash
i would return this to a year 8 student for revisions. its boring, repetitive and the characters lack anything other than their sexuality. dull, dull, dull... READ MORE
realbook lover
Fifty Shades of Grey
Love this book
this book is great for all the women!!!!!!!
lizza
Fifty Shades of Grey
could not put down.
this book was very fascinating to read and addictive . i have rever read a book like this before with so much detail of characters and personality . if you... READ MORE
cap
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
Don't believe the hype. Dull, lifeless (characters and plot) and badly written.
tsuba
Fifty Shades of Grey
Brilliant
Fantastic book, couldn't put it down and wanted to read more and more of it, even when my eye lids wanted to close.
tezzer
Fifty Shades of Grey
Give credit where it's due!
For a first time writer, E L James has done amazingly well, capturing all women from the ages of 16 and above. Whilst the write may not be outstanding, to ... READ MORE
D Smith
Fifty Shades of Grey
boring
I heard great things about this book and was so excited to read it. All I can say is I was bitterly dissapointed. The book has the potential to be great bu... READ MORE
sophsuds
Fifty Shades of Grey
Quite a good read
This book has been recommended to me by quite a few people so I jumped at the chance when it was offered to me. It was not what I expected. Despite this it... READ MORE
Natasha2435
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fascinating
This certainly puts the E into erotic! Good basic story with a few twists...I have to admit I couldn't put it down and read all 3 books in 1 1/2 weeks. Smi... READ MORE
Mrs Gee
Fifty Shades of Grey
boring
The first book was great, the 2nd and third book was very repetative and got to the point of just reading it to find out storyline but got quite boring.
chrissi
Fifty Shades of Grey
Love, love, more than love this book!!!
This is such an excellent read. Reccommended it to everyone I know. It is really addictive, could not put it down. It will definetly obsess you, possess yo... READ MORE
Christian Grey Lover
Fifty Shades of Grey
Do NOT buy it, save your money!!
To give this book - and, indeed, the trilogy - 1 star is being generous. The writing is poor, sloppy and repetitive! I bought this to see what the hype was... READ MORE
Chezel84
Fifty Shades of Grey
Brilliant
was addicted from first book, great trilogy
carlo
Fifty Shades of Grey
Simply Terrible
Probably the worst book I've ever read, simply astounded that it's as popular as it is; simply indescribably bad.
kdv
Fifty Shades of Grey
Love it!!!!
I thought this book was amazing...i could not put it down once i started, ha to go buy the next ones as soon as id finished reading this one!!
Sarah12
Fifty Shades of Grey
A captivating read!
I loved this book. I do admit, I read it because of the hype surrounding it. I was intrigued. It had me hooked from start to finish! It is a complex love s... READ MORE
FiftyShadesSomerhalder
Fifty Shades of Grey
50 shades if grey
Can not believe how many people have rated this book four or five stars. one of the worst books I have ever read. The prose is so clunky and the over use o... READ MORE
angiepr
Fifty Shades of Grey
fifty shades of grey
loving this book, nearly finished and can't wait to start the next,very erotic but funny,a really good read,
super reader
Fifty Shades of Grey
i loved this book
id just finished the shades trilogy and started to read them again, sign of a good book, I just dont want to say goodbye to the characters. Definately reco... READ MORE
teenplus3
Fifty Shades of Grey
fifty shades of grey
I absolutely loved it. Read the whole trilogy in 4 days. I'm about to start reading it again because I don't want to say 'goodbye' to the characters. I wan... READ MORE
enic1977
Fifty Shades of Grey
Brilliant!
You just cant put this book down, from the start Fifty Shades of Grey you need to know whats going to happen next. You totally fall in love with the charac... READ MORE
rox
Fifty Shades of Grey
backstory
I bought the trilogy and read them all through in a matter of days. This story is only known for its sexual excplicity, but this story has a very intriguin... READ MORE
kayy
Fifty Shades of Grey
Rubbish
As with many people, bought this as everyone was raving about it and I was curious. What a waste of £3.49; wish I'd borrowed a copy instead. Have passed on... READ MORE
Mrs Pea
Fifty Shades of Grey
4 days
i am 15 and was advised that the fifty shades trilogy was very crude and contained mature content. i bought all three books and read them all within four d... READ MORE
young but oh well
Fifty Shades of Grey
fifty shades
Absolutely loved this book. Awoke a side of me I thought I never had. Read in 2 days couldn't put it down!!
arac
Fifty Shades of Grey
very enjoyable ;-)
Lots of fun - easy read - naughty in places but an enjoyable story - made life playful
wacqui
Fifty Shades of Grey
fifty shades trilogy
These books are only popular because of pure hype. they are poorly written and the constant repetitive sex scenes get in the way of what could have been a ... READ MORE
oldie
Fifty Shades of Grey
Amazing!
Best book I have ever read, It has such a moving story behind the 'sex appeal' of the book. Such a great book and perfect for a holiday read.
Darcie
Fifty Shades of Grey
I loved it
I loved this book i heard about it through mags and tv and lets just say everything it promised it was. Would recommend it i have read all three in a week ... READ MORE
z l b
Fifty Shades of Grey
Love it!!!!
I thought this book was amazing...i could not put it down once i started, ha to go buy the next ones as soon as id finished reading this one!!
Sarah12
Fifty Shades of Grey
Hooked
Read all three and really enjoyed them, It may not be the best written with a lot of repetition of the same words, which got to me at times and maybe the a... READ MORE
UPKMummy
Fifty Shades of Grey
Not what I expected
I've read only the first book and didn't expect to dislike it, there was so much hype about it so I thought I'd have a read for myself and was disappointed... READ MORE
Pixiekins
Fifty Shades of Grey
Mr Grey is Addictive
Once I started reading I could not put the book down from morning to night. I have a few friends who are reading this book and we all can not get enough of... READ MORE
Maz85
Fifty Shades of Grey
Terrible-don't waste your money
A dreadful book, badly written and insulting to women. I bought this as an e-book quite a while ago reading an interesting synopsis, but soon felt that I h... READ MORE
ebooklover
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of grey
I looove this book, all the women in my family have been reading it and then got passed to me to read, once i started i couldn't get my head out of it, the... READ MORE
Emz08
Fifty Shades of Grey
Addictive
This trilogy of books are the best I've read in a very long time. Sexy, addictive, dark and awesome! I want the film! Buy it - you won't regret it!
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