Fifty shades of grey (trilogy) – beyond the physical

Fifty Shades of Grey Book Cover Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L James
Cornerstone Digital
June 14, 2012

All three books in the phenomenally bestselling Fifty Shades trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey
When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man, and excited when she realises that Christian wants her too. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view …

Fifty Shades Darker
Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship. But when Christian proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible.

Fifty Shades Freed
Anastasia Steele
always knew that loving Christian Grey would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. But, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities.
Then just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true ...

Fifty shades of grey is a love story about an innocent university student, Anastasia Steele, and a heartless (at the beginning anyway) multi- millionaire, Christian Grey. The novel starts with Anastasia going in to interview Christian Grey (the hottest man I have ever read) for her friend’s school newsletter. The first moment Christian saw Anastasia he wanted her.

Christians way of life (not only sexually) was something of a movie to Anastasia. The book portrays the seduction of Anastasia into a world she has no clue of. I found myself being seduced by the way the book is written and it made me aware of the tests I have gone through that tests the boundaries of my own internal moral lines. The novels wicked elements are contrasted by the undeniable love of the main characters.

There is more to the trilogy than the explicit sex scenes that seem to be the main reason for the fame of the books, there is an underling understanding of the human condition of what makes us the way we are? How our darkened past affects our future? And mostly how the walls and boundaries we make for ourselves can be broken down by love.

Once you pass all the steaming somewhat questionable sexual practices of the book you will find the true romance that the novels display and find yourself enjoying the books as I did.

For those that have read the book share your views in the comments below and for those that haven’t happy reading 🙂

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  1. Like most people who’ve heard of the book – I haven’t really read 50 shades myself. I’ve come to know about it through the stories my friends have told me and the endless vitriol on YouTube. I’ve heard something of the love story element – but it’s difficult to get people to look past that.

    Just like it’s difficult to look past any movie that features a bunch of sex 😛

    1. Hey Malusi

      I feel the movie did not do the book any just because you cannot truly go into the mind of Anastacia and witness what she is going through. I know a lot of people who are shy to read the book because of all the hype around the sex. I think the sex scenes in the book are done with tact because we view it from Anastacia’s mind (the mind of an innocent). The emotions in the book during the scenes go beyond just the physical act.


    2. i hate christian I have liseentd to all 26 chapters,I can never understand hurting anyone that i love.its crazy,its like hes so hot and so rich and that should make it ok to degrade her as long as he then buys her something,its like a wife beater who hits his wife then buys her roses its disgusting .He treats her like a true slave.I was hoping he would fall in love and then not want to hurt or control her.

      1. hello Marcia

        He does fall in love with her. Read or listen to the other two books and you will see the progress in his character.

        I understand why someone would dislike Christian but you have to understand that throughout the book he was going against what he knows for her. I felt he had a lot of emotions for her but due to how he grew up this was his way of showing her how he felt.

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