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Now available in a single volume, E L James's New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as being "in a class by itself." Beginning with the GoodReads Choice Award Romance Finalist Fifty Shades of Grey, the Fifty Shades Trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.


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ebook, 1859 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Vintage (first published January 1st 1990)
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Ellie
Jun 07, 2012 Ellie rated it did not like it
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)


My review of what encapsulates the first two "books".

My review of the third.

Highlights:

*It reads like it was written by a semi-literate 12-year-old. It is that bad.

*This is Twilight fan fiction. Not "inspired" by, not "Twilight for adults." It is Bella. It is Edward. Those are Twilight plot points. It is not original fiction. It was also cobbled together from a bunch of other fanfics. There is nothing original about it.

*This is not a romance. It is an affront to the romance genre and everyone
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Sandy
Apr 30, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it
IN MY OPINION


Fifty Shades of Grey-The Trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed make up the trilogy written by E L James. At this point, the reviews are numerous, merciless, angry and seductive. I had planned to write a review based on the storyline, but I think I shall divert down a different path. But I must say that without a doubt, the media hype and categorization of the trilogy as ‘mommy porn’ is what brought these books to the forefront of reader curiosity an
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Ali
Oct 29, 2013 Ali rated it it was amazing
My sister-in-law recommended this series to me last week and I finished the entire series in 5 days. I was hooked! However, I had no idea that it was an erotica read, so I was quite surprised, but the storyline already had me pulled in. There was no turning back.

Book #2 was my favorite. Christian really proved his feelings for Ana through his words and actions throughout the entire book. Many people complain that his 180 change was unrealistic and it ruined the story for them. I, however, am a h
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"That's All" Ash
Jul 07, 2013 "That's All" Ash rated it it was amazing
E.L. JAMES:

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ME:

E.L.! HEY! High-five, giirrrrrl!

Whoa. I missed.

You'll probably want to ice that.

Yeah! SO! I am so glad I ran into you! What a coincidence! This is only the fourth building I’ve tried, and I mean… I’ve only been riding the elevators for what, two? Three hours?

E.L. JAMES:

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ME:

You know what?

DOESN’T matter.

So listen… about the casting for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie? Yeah, I was just wondering if you received the six or seventeen audition tapes I sent over to all three of your ho
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Paula
Jul 26, 2012 Paula rated it it was ok
Whoa! Shit! What? Oh wow! ...these are all eloquent things you'll hear Ana say many times (many, many, many times) in her head throughout the books. Also, characters mostly put their lips in a hard line and murmur a lot. Ana and Christian fight, make up, have kinky sex. Or...have kinky sex, fight, make up, make love. This goes on, round and round and round. And for about fifty pages (no pun intended), there's an actual story line.

I'm really ticked off I wasted 2 weeks reading this crap. And yet
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Isamlq
May 28, 2012 Isamlq rated it did not like it
Book One: 2/5
1.So, this is what all the fuss was about.
2.He says, Laters, baby *snort*
3.Is it me or do they both sound English?
4.I’m this close to smacking Ana silly with all her deep (but not really deep) asides re her Inner Goddess. Ditto with the Subconscious (capital S). And to those two, add every single instance she bites her frigging lower lip.
5.There’s a lot of sexual gymnastics going on in this one. A lot. Many of the things she’s describing had me asking, ‘Say what now?’ It’s like she’
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Christy
May 02, 2012 Christy rated it it was amazing


Erotic love story....as reviewed possibly Mommy Porn. I do not think I would go that far. I am a prude and do not share my bedroom things,etc....
This book had an underlying story of two people learning to be a couple and not be independent. Each brought their own baggage. He a past of a terrible early childhood, being adopted by a loving family, him being seduced at a young age, and then became a dominant sex gamer.
She comes in with her naive, inexperience and never really having to comply to
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Charlotte Hilsdon
Jun 08, 2012 Charlotte Hilsdon rated it it was amazing
I hadn't heard of these until recently when they were mentioned to me by a number of different people within the space of a couple of days. Naturally I was intrigued and upon reading reviews was led to believe they were pure filth. Which, don't be disheartened if that's what you're looking for, they're naughty. But there is so much more.
These are not to be dismissed as "women's porn" as I've seen happen. There is a lot more to the plot and to the characters. They are brilliantly written that yo
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Lucy
Jun 04, 2012 Lucy rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody!
Recommended to Lucy by: People who thought I needed punishment
Shelves: bad-books
I want to preface this review by confessing that I am a literary masochist. If I begin reading a series, no matter how bad it is, I have to finish it, to satisfy my curiosity about the ending, about the author's ability to improve her writing, and about what the fuss is all about. I picked up this book largely out of curiosity anyway, because I'd heard from several people that it's a great read.

Imagine my disappointment.

James's writing ability is mediocre at best. From page one, I was annoyed. I
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Laurie
Jul 18, 2012 Laurie rated it did not like it
This was so awful, it was fun to read, and read...I read all three of them. Like a bad car wreck, I couldn't stop looking. Where do I start? Let's see, we have one, Ana Steele, newly graduated virgin, who is so smart and strong-willed, and so buried in classic literature that not even one singular male can turn her head. Until the day she fortuitously stands in for her best friend who is too sick with the flu to interview with one, Christian Grey (with an "e"), a 25-year-old self-made ...more
Dee Montoya
*****5 +++++ My Favorite Fictional Boyfriend EVER!!!! stars

Re-read with Sharon, Patty & Mel)
(My 5th read)



I've always enjoy reading, since a young age but a few years ago when this amazing trilogy first came out and I read it, my reading habit exploded and I went from reading 10 books a year to 100 and more, turning me into a total reading addict. If I'm honest I have to say that the writing style of these books is not all that great but the story plot and the character of Christian Grey were
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Robert
Oct 03, 2013 Robert rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

If I didn’t already know FIFTY SHADES OF GREY started out as TWILIGHT fanfiction, I’d like to think I could decipher the code based on the myriad of similarities between the two novels. The following are a few examples (and by all means not a comprehensive list): a virgin main character; uber-successful parents on the boyfriend’s side; divorced parents, where the daughter lives with her father; a clumsy, melodramatic, younger than her years main character; a complete hatred
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Some of my favorite quotes


"He reaches between my legs and pulls on the blue string...what! And...gently pulls my tampon out and tosses it into the nearby toilet."
the joker Pictures, Images and Photos

"'Argh!' I cry as I feel a weird pinching sensation deep inside me as he rips through my virginity."
Kill the batman Pictures, Images and Photos

"'You look very relaxed in these photographs, Anastasia. I don't see you like that very often.' What? Whoa! Change of subject - talk about non sequitur - from playful to serious."
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"Firstly, I don't make love. I fuck... hard."
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"I want y
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Janean
May 19, 2012 Janean rated it liked it
Ok. Roll your eyes. Judge me. I am English teacher who considers herself fairly well read and a feminist. But I read these. And I read them very quickly. But...you know what?? I not-so-secretly enjoyed them...
The bad: These books are horribly written. I mean horribly written. Besides the fact that writing is awful and I literally laughed out loud or blushed at times (and not at the sex...at the horrific dialouge), the plot (if you can call it that) is all over the place--James clearly isn't awar
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MELISSA
Feb 25, 2015 MELISSA marked it as to-read
Shelves: taking-a-break
(WILL CONTINUE WITH TRILOGY WHEN IT'S TIME FOR NEXT MOVIE)
(Re-read with Sharon, Patty & Dee)
(My 4th read)

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Kristopher Kelly
Jul 08, 2012 Kristopher Kelly rated it it was ok
Sifting through the Fifty Shades trilogy, I started paying more attention to patterns than to the plot. Perhaps E L James (choosing to respect her apparent wishes to drop the periods after her initials) repeated the phrase "you are one fucked up bitch" six times in Fifty Shades Darker in order to aid rote memorization, perhaps not, but I'm sure Homer wouldn't have done it any differently. At any rate, I embarked on my own odyssey in search of something all the books in the trilogy shared; ...more
Adrienne Enriquez
Aug 20, 2012 Adrienne Enriquez rated it did not like it
I admit to some embarrassment at having read even the first of these books, let alone all three. When I started, I didn't know they were Twilight fanfiction (though I'm not sure it would have made a difference in my decision to forge ahead). What I did know was seemingly everyone was talking about them. Even my well-read friends were talking about them. And, frankly, I've been left behind on the pop-culture train before, and I don't much like feeling the out-of-it dunce. So I've learned that ...more
Katherine French
After reading all three of the series I thought they were quite entertaining. If some minds think this erotica is "dirty" they do not have very advertureous minds.
Kerri Williams
Apr 15, 2012 Kerri Williams rated it it was amazing
OMG! Seriously one of the best reads I have read in a long time. I heard the controversy and to be honest you need to read it before you judge because it's all BS!
It was HOT and had me cry twice in book two and fall for the characters- all of them)
Christian is a broken man from a terrible childhood and Ana is an young woman who helps him grow and mend. Together they grow through the intricacies of their lives, past and present and I tell you a few times I was too scared to read further because I
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Sheila Marie ames
Jul 23, 2012 Sheila Marie ames rated it it was amazing
I can understand how much of America would have a difficult time with these books being sexually repressed as a society, but I found it very interesting to watch Ana grow into a woman in this series as an inexperienced woman yet not submissive as many may think. She experiences and stands her ground. She is open minded and explores where she sets her boundaries. It's a wonderful love story as well.
Alex is The Romance Fox
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Miz H
Aug 10, 2012 Miz H rated it did not like it
This trilogy really did not live up to the hype. It is poorly written and I struggled to get lost in the story or motivate myself to complete the books. The characters were very one dimensional and the plot of the story was extremely weak. There was so much repetition ie eye rolling, lip biting, blushing, twitchy palming that at times i wanted to throw the book out of the window. Ana going from an innocent level headed virgin to a needy sex maniac in the space of a few days was totally ...more
Samantha Waxler
Jul 22, 2012 Samantha Waxler rated it did not like it
So happy to have found this site!! I wrote about "50" last night on Amazon and upon reading other reviews afterwards, I saw a recommend of Katrina Lumsden's on this site from another Amo reviewer. LOVED KL's snarky truths, btw! Wish I had found goodreads and her before I bought this ridiculous series. As I said in my Amo review, I gave it one star because I couldn't give it negative five stars. As I also said about the character Anastasia, "Think Bella with a butt plug." This series really ...more
Jacquelynne
Apr 23, 2012 Jacquelynne rated it it was amazing
THIS IS A COMPILATION REVIEW FOR ALL THREE NOVELS:

There are only a few words that could describe this series as a whole accurately enough … steamy … seductive … and enchanting. I know enchanting is not a word usually associated with erotic romance, but "Fifty Shades of Grey", "Fifty Shades Darker", and "Fifty Shades Freed" all had an enchanting aspect to them which made this series all the more addicting. As many have probably seen throughout twitter, facebook and goodreads.com - all last week I
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Jennifer
Jun 02, 2012 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One
One day in the future I may have a daughter. One day said imaginary daughter will be old enough to choose her own books. If on that day I catch her reading this crap I will take it away and ground her for life.
NOT because of the subject matter...blah blah blah I like to spank you blah blah blah. I will be upset because this is the worst kind of message you want any girl to hear. (I met him and was attracted to his bad boy ways and he is cold and heartless but I can CHANGE HIM and with love he w
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Hera Diani
Jul 02, 2012 Hera Diani rated it it was ok
Poorly written, corny and repetitive. Yet, I found myself hooked and finished all three books in less than three days. Guess, Cinderella story never gets old, huh? And mixed with erotica, the combination is quite a page turner, and not too mention arousing (if only the main woman character is not so frail, annoying and nagging). It's no Anais Nin or Erica Jong, but works as light escapism. Hot escapism.
Tiffiany
May 29, 2012 Tiffiany rated it it was amazing
LOVE, LOVE these books! I would love to find me my own Christian Grey! :)
Penny
Sep 05, 2015 Penny rated it it was amazing
EMOTION VS REASON

For a while I doubted myself, my opinion and my feelings about this series.
In a way, that is why I couldn't bring myself to write a review about the Fifty Shades Trilogy.
I really don’t like doubting myself, I don’t like that insecurity and unstable ground because there is a conflict between what society has made you learn, what you yourself have learned and what your subcontinent is felling.
I realized, in this case, to be at peace with myself I needed to separate mind and emot
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  • Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
  • Grey (Fifty Shades, #4)
  • Fifty Shades Darker From Christian's Point of View

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“He makes you the person you want to be,
instead of the person you are, and that, the idea of life without him is,
not only unbearable, it's unimaginable.”
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