Friday, 2 November 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James

Fifty Shades of Grey has not only topped the charts in the UK but around the world. So what exactly is all the hype about?
Originally Fifty Shades of Grey was published on a website under the pen name ‘Snowqueens Ice dragon’. Titled, ‘Master of the Universe’ it was a piece of fan fiction based on the ‘Twilight’ characters- Bella and Edward. After concern was raised due to its sexual content it was later removed from the website.


Part of a trilogy that is sweeping the nation, Mr. Grey appears to be capturing the attention of millions of women readers around the world.

Set in Seattle, Fifty Shades of Grey is the first novel which follows the relationship between student, Anastasia Steele and the mysterious Christian Grey. Steele is to sign a contract allowing Mr. Grey to have complete control over her life. The novel follows the sexual relationship between Anastasia, Mr. Grey and his ‘Red Room of Pain’…


Rating 3* - It is like marmite. You either love it or hate it. With many mixed reviews circling the web and television, the novel has been criticised by many. However, one thing everyone appears to agree on- is the reader will be unable to put this novel down!

This author pushes the boundaries literature sets for what is considered inappropriate- but with great success the trilogy reached the top of the book charts. However the novel’s writing style is poorly worded- still, this does not seem to be putting thousands of readers off!


In spite of this, I was unable to put the book down. I shall let you make your own opinion- like many thousands of readers around England and the rest of the world…

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