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Fifty Shades of Grey in an erotic romance novel penned by British author, E.L. James. It is the first part of the trilogy written by the author. The book's story revolves around the relationship of a college graduate and a business magnate.

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The book is known for its erotic scenes and sexual fetishes. Bondage-discipline, dominance-submission and sadism-masochism are portrayed explicitly in the book and film.

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Its erotic theme has captured the interest and passion of its readers. Even talk show host and celebrity Oprah Winfrey is a huge fan of the book saying, "'I have downloaded all the Fifty Shades of Grey novels and for the first time I can take some guilty pleasure and just read. But I'm thinking, stop with the story, get to the juicy part.' Glad we're all on the same page then..."

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Its erotic theme has captured the interest and passion of its readers. Even talk show host and celebrity Oprah Winfrey is a huge fan of the book saying, "'I have downloaded all the Fifty Shades of Grey novels and for the first time I can take some guilty pleasure and just read. But I'm thinking, stop with the story, get to the juicy part.' Glad we're all on the same page then..."

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Both book and film have been doing well in terms of sales. The trilogy has sold over 100 million copies with translations into 52 languages.

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However, Fifty Shades of Grey has been met with mixed reviews mostly in the negative. The bulk of the fierce criticism lie in the lack of prose in the novels. Salman Rushdie was quoted, "I've never read anything so badly written that got published..."

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Nonetheless, the book continues to influence people and set trends. There are even wine tasting nights based on the book. A line of baby clothes was born and a burger has been created as homage to the novel.

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Nonetheless, the book continues to influence people and set trends. There are even wine tasting nights based on the book. A line of baby clothes was born and a burger has been created as homage to the novel.

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In a random survey amongst women, 44% of respondents preferred reading the erotic novel than having sex.

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The book certainly attracted several celebrities. Angelina Jolie was once rumored to be directing the film adaptation. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling promised her editor she will not read the book whilst One Direction Harry Styles thinks it is a good source of bedroom tips.

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A ripple effect of the book's success is that it boosted sales of sex toys, gadgets and paraphernalia. Sales of love beads and ropes have soared.

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And, according to a research expert at Indiana University, Debby Herbenick,"'Fifty Shades is getting a lot of people thinking and talking more openly about sex, sexuality, desire and interest. It's helping many women to feel comfortable enjoying something about sexual fantasy and arousal."

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And, according to a research expert at Indiana University, Debby Herbenick,"'Fifty Shades is getting a lot of people thinking and talking more openly about sex, sexuality, desire and interest. It's helping many women to feel comfortable enjoying something about sexual fantasy and arousal."

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New Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer

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