Author: EL James (Erika Leonard James)
Genre: Erotic, Fiction
Publisher: Arrow Books
Catalog Reference: ISBN 978 00 995 799 22
Sales:Sold over 40 million copies world wide
Appreciations Received: I have chosen only a very few…
Princeton professor April Alliston:
“Though no literary masterpiece, Fifty Shades is more than parasitic fan fiction based on the recent Twilight vampire series.”
Jenny Colgan of The Guardian:
“It is jolly, eminently readable and as sweet and safe as BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism) erotica can be without contravening the trade descriptions act” and also praised the book for being “more enjoyable” than other “literary erotic books”.
“also touches on one aspect of female existence [female submission]. And acknowledging that fact – maybe even appreciating it – shouldn’t be a cause for guilt.
The Columbus Dispatch:
“Despite the clunky prose, James does cause one to turn the page.”
Fifty Shades Darker –it is all about how Anastasia Steele slowly but surely realizes that she is of no good to Cristian Grey, her stinky rich CEO boyfriend. She cannot give him what he needs. She is in utter confusion within herself. She is not exactly sure whether she also want the same and can enjoy the game together with Cristian or whether she really does not like the concept of BDSM and rather would happily live her life with dignity by staying clear away from Christian.
For me it was a novel with good share of Erotica and poor judgement of the relation between male and female. Not all happy couples are trying their luck with BDSM. Neither you can cover up your sadistic non-sense by your bank balance and huge opulence. By the time I was reading this novel, I was hating Ana Steele for the type of person she is. But that is utterly my personal point of view. But one thing for sure, I wouldn’t mind having a boyfriend or husband like Christian Grey – just for the looks and the level of importance he pays to Anastasia. Surely not for the money – I personally love my simple humble life style and don;t want any Christian Grey to come up with his huge money and ruin the sheer happiness out of it..
Readers, really this is not that bad. Surely you should give it a shot. Not for its love content, but for its erotic content. Feeling curious enough to read the novel, then go get your copy! Happy Reading. . .
Price: I bought the whole Trilogy from Flipkart at INR 669/- (some discount offer was going on)