Review: Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E L James 

Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

by E L James

Publication Date: June 18, 2015

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  See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences.

   I wasn’t sure what I was expecting from this book nor am I sure what I got. I enjoyed the chapter she had added to the original series and think she should have stopped there. I really didn’t learn anything new as we already knew why he had his issues and why/how he evolved. I can’t even describe it as re-reading the original book as he was watered down in this one. Instead of being an intimidating force of nature he was written like the movie version of Christian. I did however find that I had entered their world and wanted to keep reading. It wasn’t bad and it wasn’t good.


imageI’m a former TV executive, wife and mother-of-two based in the leafy suburbs of West London. Since January 2012 my life has taken an extraordinary turn with the runaway success of the Fifty Shades Trilogy. From an early age I had always dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with – and my dreams have come true, thanks to you guys. Now that life seems to have settled down a little, I want to crack on and write my next novel – another adult, provocative romance. I do hope you will enjoy that too.

Thank you for all your support. It has meant the world to me. If any one were to ask me for my thoughts about this whole experience, I would say: life is not a dress rehearsal – seize the day and follow your dreams. I wish you the best of luck.

EL November 2012

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