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Fifty Shades of Grey [Paperback]

E L James
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Officially the worst book I have EVER read! Aug. 10 2012
By Stacey
This book makes the Twilight series looks like a masterpiece! It is so terribly written and so one dimensional. The book is basically Anastasia's "subconscious" (yeah, don't get me started on that) telling her that the relationship isn't right for her, but because he is "so hot" and he sticks himself in her whenever he gets the chance, her "inner goddess" (yeah, don't get me started on that either) won't allow her to use her brain. Now I am not a prude or bothered by the BDSM themes in the book, but I can say that these are the most boring sex scenes ever written. I actually started skimming over them because they were so repetitive and did not add anything to the story. In addition, Christian Grey is probably the most annoying character ever. He is condescending, constantly orders Anastasia to eat and stop biting her lip, he freaks out when she doesn't answer emails or calls, etc. If he was not good looking, he would never get away with any of his crap. He is not a dom. He is abusive. He is messed up and angry about his past and he takes it out on women. He likes to control women because deep down he hates them. He was also the victim of statutory rape, but he doesn't see that as a problem. The character is NOT sexy. Women should not stay with men because they constantly convince themselves that they can change them. I don't know if I can stomach reading the rest of the series. It is so bad. There are so many better erotic romance novels out there!
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148 of 156 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cocked his head...34 times May 1 2012
By David Are TOP 500 REVIEWER
If I could sum up this reading experience in one sentence it would be: "It's like reading Berenstain Bears with a sadomasochistic twist."
The thing that will turn most readers off isn't her limited vocabulary, it's the repetition of words/phrases that she's confined herself to.

"Holy crap." This is mentioned about 23 in the first three chapters.

"He cocked his head." One time, this is used three times on the same page. If he cocked his head anymore, it would snap off.

"Dios mio!" Her knowledge of other languages is frightful - and overused.

All this mixed with a writing level aimed at young adults made it really hard for me to finish this book. At the start of the novel, she thanks about 5 people who contributed to the book. Did none of them tell her that it was like reading a children's book?
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231 of 248 people found the following review helpful
By Paradox
I obtained this book under the advice of someone who just raved about it and told me how it was such a hot seller. After having read through 88% of, I just had to stop and question the sanity of the person who advised me to get this nonsense of a book. To say that this book was disappointing is a gross understatement. I went into this anticipating a nice little steamy/erotic book (the word "porn" was actually used when the book was recommended to me)that I could let myself be absorbed in for a brief time. What I ended up getting was not only an insult to those within the BDSM community but an insult to any adult reader. Many people have commented on how it seems like this novel, nay series, was written by a couple of teenage girls that sat down and decided to write some steamy books. I agree with that sentiment, except I'm not so sure even teenagers would write this badly. All the author seems to do is repeat the same thing over and over again throughout the entire book when it comes to gestures and expressions. I didn't bother doing an actual count, but several other reviewers have actually taken the time to count up how many times the author uses the same exclamations again and again. Still, if it were only this repetitiveness I could almost forgive the author and allow my immagination to pick up where the lack of writing left off.

Unfortunately, the repetitiveness is only the tip of the iceburg here. To be blunt, the characters have absolutely zero depth, and the attempts at depth make absolutely no sense whatsoever. The plot just drags you along kicking and screaming, and not in any kind of a good way.
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What Did I Just Read? May 25 2012
By M0nica TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was quite possibly the worst thing that I've ever read - and I read a lot.

Besides being repetitive, unbelievable, and possessing characters which are absolutely and extremely annoying, the writing style in general is terrible and the story appears to be a cross between Twilight and something you would read about in the crime section of a newspaper. I didn't even make it past the mid-way point of the book before I was a myriad of emotions including disgusted and appalled that I spent my money on something so ludicrous.

From my limited reading of the story based on the fact that I couldn't even force myself (see what I did there?) to finish it, I would like to suggest that you have some self-respect and leave this one in the bookstore unless someone is paying you a lot of money to careen through repetitive drivel between an abusive stalker and the world's most naive woman. I wish that I could get the last hour of my life back and utilize it to place the trilogy in the garbage and set it on fire.
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Published 2 days ago by A. Peterson
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Badly written book
Published 5 days ago by capricorn1377
1.0 out of 5 stars The book is exceptional in how quickly I grew to hate everybody in it
I started reading this and started hating it as soon as I turned the first page. And after being introduced to Christian Grey, I started wondering, where have I seen this gonad... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Dan Evens
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Very repetitive and did not encourage me to buy the other two volumes
Published 12 days ago by secret writer
1.0 out of 5 stars Maybe because I studied English literature in University, but ...
Maybe because I studied English literature in University, but I seem to lack any appreciation for the writing. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Caitlin Vail
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Happy with product.
Published 17 days ago by Tiffany
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bought for a friend as this is the only copy she was missing to complete her Trilogy.

Published 21 days ago by Manon Robinson
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
hated it
Published 23 days ago by Cyndi robitza
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating!!!
I was very wary to read this book because I don't usually read titles that fall under erotica let alone BDSM content, but curiosity got the better of me & I have to say I am quite... Read more
Published 24 days ago by averysmom
5.0 out of 5 stars all consuming
James left me all consumed in the details and feeling of the characters. Emotional and passionate. Bringing me back to a younger, freer time.
Published 25 days ago by Melissa Martins
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