Fifty Shades Of Grey

Book One Of The Fifty Shades Trilogy Everyone's Talking About


Fifty Shades Of Grey

What is Fifty Shades Of Grey?

Fifty Shades Of Grey is a book written by a British author Erika Leonard, better known by the pseudonym E. L. James. It is the first book of a trilogy that traces a strange developing physical relationship between Anastasia Steele, a college graduate, and Christian Grey, a very successful young businessman. The book was published in 2011 and is known for explicitly describing erotic scenes of bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism and masochism (BDSM).

The story

Fifty Shades Of Grey depicts an affair between the manipulative billionaire Christian Grey and the new college graduate Anastasia Steele. Christian requests Anastasia to sign a contract authorising him full control over her life. He asks her also to sign a non-disclosure agreement, like is has already done with all of his previous partners. Christian agrees to have sex with Anastasia when he learns that she is a virgin, because he wants to prepare her for future relationships with other partners. From her side, Anastasia also discovers that his sexual tastes of BDSM, which developed 
most likely when he became an abused child. Although she agrees to try BDSM, Anastasia, however, has a hard time matching her current status of virgin who never had a boyfriend with the totally submitted person Christian wants her to become.


Fifty Shades Of Grey is at the top of New York Times Best Seller list. Although millions of people and particularly women of all ages are secretly reading Fifty Shades Of Grey all across America, on their e-readers, Kindles, I-Pads, I-Phones and in hard cover, public libraries in several states have censored the trilogy, saying it is too "steamy". The second and third volumes are entitled Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed respectively. Fifty Shades Of Grey has been on top of bestseller lists in the US, the UK and around the world. The trilogy has sold more than 10 million volumes worldwide, and the book rights have been sold in 37 countries.


Despite the fact that Fifty Shades Of Grey was censored by many public libraries across the US, it looks like a large number of them have decided to reverse their policy because of overwhelming public demand. In addition to that, a group of organizations — including the National Coalition Against Censorship — has strongly criticized states systems (like Florida for example) for refusing to authorise the book. In Canada, however, Fifty Shades Of Grey has been on the shelves of most of libraries without any major scruples.


I can almost bet that you will like Fifty Shades Of Grey just like I did straight until the end. Having gone through lots of reviews, I found that many book bloggers read it and loved it. However, this book is definitely for readers over 18's and you wouldn't like to see a teenager reading it. In addition, the story contains a lot of sex along with BDSM precise descriptions, so it isn't going to match everyone's taste. I think that I would recommend Fifty Shades of Grey as an easy to read and light book. Of course, there are paragraphs that will make you blush, but it's not too bad. Fifty Shades Of Grey is so irresistible that I couldn't put it down. Overall the love story is a really sweet one.