Thursday, July 26, 2012

E L James - Fifty Shades

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1)

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.  The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - 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 adoptive family – Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny. Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds? Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades #2)
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.  But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life

Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3)
When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian's singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed. Now, together, they have more -- love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity, or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present. Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, tragedy, malice and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true

1 comment:

Engele said...

Ok, this is not really my type of genre, I only read these books because everyone is making such a fuzz about them. After reading them I still dont see how the story has anything to do with Twilight. I just dont "get" the connection.
Apparently the whole 50 shades trilogy started as a FanFiction story call Masters of the Universe and was based on Bella and Edward in an alternative universe. And then it was turned from fanfiction to a book (well 3 books actually). I still dont get what the whole fuzz is about. It's basically kinky fuckery (Ana's words. not mine) throughout all 3 books. The whole kinky fuckery business got boring about halfway through the first book, but I kept reading to see where the actual story (the relationship between Anastasia and Christian) leads to. I really can't say that I enjoyed the books. The story behind the steamy, kinky fuckery was ok, but that is about it. Sorry if I sound a bit unimpressed with the books, but this really is not my type of genre.
Read the books and decide for yourself.