Monday, August 6, 2012
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Posted on Monday, August 6, 2012 Fifty Shades" is an erotic novel by British author E. L. James (Erika Leonard). The first book Fifty Shades of Grey was published on June 2011 and has received mixed reviews from critics.
Some call it a parasitic fan fiction while Entertainment Weekly rated the book B+ and dubbed the book as "in a class by itself."
Back to the parasitic fan fiction. Fifty Shades trilogy was actually based from the Twilight series. It was originally titled "Master of the Universe," which also used the Twilight characters: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. After comments of its sexual nature, E. L. James reworked the book, used different names and extended it in three parts. Then the rest is history when the third book, "Fifty Shades Freed" was released. Because of word-of-mouth recommendation, it was became popular among teenage girls, college women and married women over thirty.
The trilogy was eventually picked up by Vintage Books for re-release in new and revised edition last April 2012.
Gone when the days when J.K. Rowling ruled the best-selling author title. According to Amazon UK, Fifty Shades of Grey alone has sold more copies than the entire Harry Potter series combined.
Here are the book descriptions according to Amazon:
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
Now for the review, as of today it has received a total of 1,322 customer reviews. 61% of which rated it 5 stars, 10% rated it 4 stars and 7% for 3 stars.
Here's one review from a fan from Maine:
"I finished this book last night.. and now I know the saying of "I feel like i've lost a friend". I won't say these are the best written books out there. They aren't suppose to be. I had so much fun reading them every day. I love books that go day by day. It makes it seem more real that way, like I know what they're doing every day. I never in a million years would have thought I would like these books.. let alone LOVE them! This is why I think everyone should give any book a chance.. it might surprise you. I love how this book played with your emotions. One minute I hated Christian and the next I loved him. You could totally feel the emotions through this book. I'm not sure what i'm going to do with myself now that i'm done. They were my first 5 star books of the year and I know I will have a hard time thinking about anything else but these books. So glad my book club suggested them.. otherwise I would have missed out on this wonderful trilogy."
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