Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever.
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.
But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view .
Looking at fifty shades of grey is more enjoyable.
After reading Fifty Shades of Grey I felt excitement. The
sensation coursed through me as it had many years before when I read the
illustrated books by a thirteen year old girl – The Garden Gang. My excitement
in either case was not due to the literary wonder before me, but rather at the realisation
that I too had a chance to get a book
published. Seriously, if anyone out there has ever had the smallest fantasy
about becoming a famous writer, this is the book which will make your dreams
What is presently one of the bestselling works of fiction in
recent years proves that word of mouth advertising is far more powerful than
any other in this age of social media. Even I felt compelled to purchase the
whole Kindle edition after being disappointed by the free sample – because I
needed to know what the hype was about.
It turns out that the hype is about a young woman named
Anastasia Steele who chances upon a young, self-made billionaire who, coincidently, was at the
front of the queue when the attributes that make (some) women go weak at the
knees were handed out. Christian Grey is a devastatingly good looking, Converse
wearing, virtuoso pianist who finds time in his busy schedule to seduce ‘Miss
Steele’ and introduce her to BDSM. That is it. The rest of the pages are filled
with Anastasia biting her lip (which drives Christian crazy), Anastasia being
incredibly and unbelievably receptive to Christian’s touch and Anastasia
talking about her ‘inner goddess’ - which seems an attempt to make the numerous sexist clichés in this book a little more palatable.
Discovering that this book began its life as fan fiction of
the equally poor Twilight series explains much. Although the book lacks a
sub-plot the reader can play ‘spot the word dragged from the thesaurus’ to add
a little extra interest.
Despite much criticism, this book has become the must-read of
the year and has many fans. If you don’t know your Mr. Darcy from your Mr. Bean
and are slightly titillated when sneaking a read of tabloid problem pages, this