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Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
by E L James

Published: 2011-05-25
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When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to t...
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Introduction

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

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Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE

I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror. Damn my hair—it just won’t behave, and damn Katherine Kavanagh for being ill and subjecting me to this ordeal. I should be studying for my final exams, which are next week, yet here I am trying to brush my hair into submission. I must not sleep with it wet. I must not sleep with it wet. Reciting this mantra several times, I attempt, once more, to bring it under control with the brush. I roll my eyes in exasperation and gaze at the pale, brown-haired girl with blue eyes too big for her face staring back at me, and give up. My only option is to restrain my wayward hair in a ponytail and hope that I look semi-presentable. ... view entire excerpt...

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What do you think of Mr. Grey?
What do you think about Ms Steele?
by Wits-End (see profile) 11/06/12

The lasting effects of a disfunctional childhood
Just how far would you go?
by Patriciajmccormick (see profile) 10/20/12

Why do you think this book became so well read?
Did this book change your sexlife, conversations with your partner, willingness or interest in trying new things?
What are your thoughts about "Mrs. Robinson"?
by Jess72180 (see profile) 06/22/12

Really???
by lizblair (see profile) 06/10/12

does every relationship have there one 50 shades?
by SunshineNY (see profile) 06/03/12

Wow what other books are like 50 Shades????
by tamikatroche (see profile) 05/17/12

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  "Don't Waste Your Time"by Staciele (see profile) 09/12/13

Really, not one that your book club needs to read. Too many other wonderfully engaging books out there. Save the smut for your own time.

 
  "Huh?"by Sheila.M.Bhatia (see profile) 05/31/13

Why is this book popular?

 
  "Wow"by moosegirl (see profile) 03/05/13

I loved the first book of the trilogy! I couldn't put it down.

 
  "50 Shades, Trilogy"by swannwsong (see profile) 01/31/13

Either you love it or you hate it, but either way it will provoke some good discussion. It was not particularly well written, but I couldn't put it down and read the entire trilogy. I like the next two... (read more)

 
  "Good characters"by bmartin (see profile) 01/05/13

I liked the story. Found the sex scenes interesting, but the writing was at times repetitive and maddening. But I did read all 3 books to see the love story all the way through.

 
  "My reveiw"by augiedd (see profile) 12/10/12

 
  "If I could give it zero stars I would"by ladowdy (see profile) 12/09/12

This was so badly written it was almost comical. It also was boring. I thought all the hot steamy sex scenes would save it's entertainment value, but they were so far and few between in the beginning... (read more)

 
  "Read the next two"by Wits-End (see profile) 11/06/12

The book held my interest but I would recommend the other two. They both have the sex but with more of a plot.

 
  "Fifty Shades of Gray - Book 1"by jdetzelbrown (see profile) 10/31/12

I became immersed in the characters of this book and wherein I tend to skip over all of the repetitive remarks and situations, I was intrigued to read on and on to see where the characters would end up.... (read more)

 
  "Fifty Shades of Grey"by atymkiw (see profile) 10/28/12

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