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Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades #1-3)

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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, 1700 pages
Published January 20th 2012 by Vintage (first published January 1st 2012)
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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.


*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

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
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
"That's All" Ash

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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?


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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
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
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’

Erotic love 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
Charlotte Hilsdon
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
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 billionair ...more
Jun 04, 2012 Lucy rated it 1 of 5 stars
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

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."

"Firstly, I don't make love. I fuck... hard."

"I want y
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. 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 the horrific dialouge), the plot (if you can call it that) is all over the place--James clearly isn't awar
Kristopher Kelly
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; someth ...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.
Adrienne Enriquez
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 som ...more
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Kerri Williams
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
Sheila Marie ames
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.
Miz H
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 unbelieva ...more
Samantha Waxler
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 lower ...more
Hera Diani
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.
Jun 02, 2012 Jennifer rated it 1 of 5 stars
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
LOVE, LOVE these books! I would love to find me my own Christian Grey! :)

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 - all last week I
While I know people have different tastes in books, I cannot say I understand anyone who thinks these books are well-written. While I certainly do appreciate the narrative, the characters are two-dimensional and their exploits are so cliche as to be humorous.

Perhaps the best thing that can be said about these books is that they have allowed mainstream readers a little glimpse into the world of D/s. Granted, it is not a very accurate look and it certainly portrays those who partake as somehow dam
Where oh where to begin with this? It's one of those easy, fluffy reads that you just can't put down. I tried my best to avoid reading these because I didn't want to be sucked in & caught on the same bandwagon as everyone else. But alas, I was forced into submission (<----didja like that ???) & finally gave in with the rest of society. I'm almost disgusted with myself. Especially once I admit that I was absolutely OBSESSED. I still shake my head & smile when I think of Christian G ...more
First, it is so poorly written with not much plot and yet stretched over 3 books. I also did not like how Ana and Christian interacted - Ana is literally afraid of him. Christian is super controlling, not letting Ana do anything and they both throw hissy fits like teenagers pretty often, except Christian has billions of dollars. They flip-flop in their beliefs and the other characters even comment on that. I should note I did not realize it was erotica, I thought it was just a romance. Reading a ...more
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