Fifty Shades of Grey book 1 - erotic fiction by Vintage Books - review by XxXxX

Fifty Shades of Grey Book One : Fifty shades of lame

This book made my Inner Goddess shake her head in disbelief. Though this is a book that someone could read that may be interested in a good fantasy. It is mostly a misrepresentation of BDSM. The erotic scenerios where very quick and not really all that arousing. A good book for someone who wants a good read and doesn't care about the facts.
~ Amusing story
~ Funny(ish) characters
~ Romance
~ Misrepresentation of BDSM
~ Repetitive writing
~ Glorified Abuse
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
Starting with the basics, this is a book, It is paperback with 514 paper pages. It is written by E L James and it was first published by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, Australia, in 2011. This edition is publish by First Vintage Books in April 2012, copyright 2011 by Fifty Shades Ltd.

As stated in the book, This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the authors imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely incidental.

The overview is as follows :

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too-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 family-Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

Now, with all that being said, I must say. Book one was simply screaming 'abuse', I am not all that familiar with the BDSM community or the inner workings, but I do know abuse, from my own life, and I can say that this wasn't just verging on the line, but it was way over it.

I'm not going to give away any details of the book, but I would say it is more for someone who has no knowledge of either and just wants to read an erotic story. If an erotic story is all you are looking for, than this book will be great for you. Although, if you are part of the BDSM community, or a past or present victim of and kind of abuse, this book will more than likely piss you off or frustrate you in so many different ways. I just finished this book and though it did have me involved and reading, i spent most of my time shaking my head and thinking, 'are you fucking serious?'
I have read the first book and was very upset of the poor representation of BDSM and the glorified abuse going on in the story, but it kept me reading, though it did not have any effect on my 'Inner Goddess', other than maybe making her rage. The sex scenes were somewhat amusing, other than the obvious abuse, but they were too quick to really turn me on. I will be moving on to the 2nd and 3rd books, but more than likely only because I am a book buff and once I start a series, I have to finish it, and for my review purposes.
Follow-up commentary
Usually when I buy a book I read it a couple times, sometimes more if it is great. But I always like to give it a second look, just to see if things make more sense after you know the whole story. With this series, I haven't even had the urge to dive into it again. It was fine to read it to see what all the hype was about. But that was as far as it went for me.
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  • gloomybear
    thanks for the review
  • gloomybear
    thanks for the review
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    Thanks for sharing, I just started on these books.
  • SMichelle
    Great review!
  • XxXxX
    Thanks everyone
  • married with children
    good review, thanks for sharing.
  • Chelle Love
    Great review, thank you!! Pass them on over when your done.
  • Bex1331
    Thanks for the review! I forced my way through books 1&2 and I'm now trying to get up he courage to start book 3... but 2 was just so bad...
  • XxXxX
    Bex, I understand, most of my sexually reserved and sexually uneducated friends who have read the books warned me to have the 2nd book ready to go as soon as it ends because I would just HAVE to go right to it. Right now, I am stalling more than I do when it comes to doing dishes. They just seem to irk me!
  • J dog
    Thank you for the review.
  • LadyDarknezz
    Very nice review! Warning: The following contains a rant by a very short, angry little submissive.

    These trilogies are so bad that I refuse to review them...I just can't take it. I get so enraged over it and it isn't because I'm an actual submissive and I despise the way it represents people within my lifestyle; it's because it insults my fucking intelligence. It's so poorly written, Christian Grey comes across as a character made up by some fucked up 14 year old in which he miraculously is everywhere, knows everything and can afford anything in the known universe. Ana is a dumbass, constantly talking to her inner Goddess and self-consciousness while bad mouthing the very things she enjoys doing in bed. Not to mention, she reminds me of people who think they are smart, but in reality are fucking idiots. Also, like you said, it glorifies abuse and I am not down with that at all; I've lived that life and it ain't something to be proud of at all. Fuck E.L James and her piece of crap Twilight fanfiction.

    End of rant. Have a wonderful day!
  • XxXxX
    Hahaha I love you Lady Darknezz!
  • mama2007
    good review. I am on chapter 19 1/2 and love it so far
  • skeeterlynn
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Terri69
    Great review!
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