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Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey

Series Title: Fifty Shades (#1)

Author: E.L. James

Original Published Date: 2011

Pages: 514

Edition Language: English

Format: Paperback

Category: Romance, Erotica, Chick-lit, Contemporary,

 

Summary: (from Goodreads:) 

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.

 

Review:

This will be a short review.

I am no saint. I really like these books! Actually, I would say they are so much more than just "mommy-porn"! In my opinion E.L. James have really wrote very deep characters. E.g. Ana's subconscious and so-called inner goddess. I love how she portraits parts of herself as individual persons inside her head, talking to her too. Sounds like a crazy person? I hope not, because then I am a crazy person.
And yes, I think Christian is a well made character. Why do I feel like I am defending myself? Well, never mind that. I love these books. I love Christian... Not SM Christian, but the other part of him.
My reread experience was better than the first. Well, it was my first... Erotic book. I was a bit overwhelmed last time. Now I could enjoy it, but I must say: the second book is my favorite still!

 

P.S. I have seen the movie and I sooooo much more in love with book-Christian, than gloomy Jamie Dornan. Although, he has a good behind...