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Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James
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Aug 08, 2012

did not like it
Recommended to Ciel by: Micole

This book series caught readers off-guard, I think. What with one of its characters needing a lifestyle which is usually frowned upon by conservatives. Many of the readers would describe it as a book about BDSM, eroticism, or anything similar to these two. Many would be appalled by the detailed description of its sexual content.

Despite abundant sexual content, this series is not entirely about BDSM. Characters like Grey suffers from trauma during the earlier part of his childhood. There's also an element on "true love" which I know most women love finding in books. It's also about the desire and need for power and control in order to cope with one's traumatic experience. People have different coping mechanisms to bad experiences they encounter in life. This is one of them even if it's about embracing an eccentric lifestyle.

In the latter part of the story, the difficulties one may experience to recover were shown. Like a smoker who has just quit, there were problems of withdrawal and temptations.

Though, the way it has been written may be compared to stories posted on sites such as,, and It's not even romantic or creative. It's story line is super-thin. And seriously, an 'inner goddess'? What sane person thinks she has an inner goddess?
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