Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian, also referred to as Grey, is a 2015 erotic romance by British author E. It is the fourth installment in the Fifty Shades series, which had its start as fanfiction. The novel grey el james book pdf released on 18 June 2015 to coincide with the birth date of the character Christian Grey.
The work’s first printing run consisted of 1. The characters develop an attraction for each other and Christian proposes a sadomasochistic relationship with Ana.
Christian hopes that his relationship with Ana will relieve the effects of a traumatic childhood, but his dark sexual proclivities and self-loathing drive Ana away. Ana is initially naive about Christian’s sadism and the power dynamics in their relationship but as the novel progresses she comes to understand that his behaviour is cold and controlling.
On 1 June 2015 James announced that she was in the process of writing another book in the Fifty Shades series due to popular demand from her fanbase. Later that same day she posted an image on her Instagram account that confirmed that the novel would be titled Grey, that it would be told from the perspective of Christian Grey, and that she had deliberately chosen its publication date in order to coincide with Grey’s birthday. Pre-order sales for Grey have been extremely strong, which led many retailers to order large quantities of the book in order to meet release day demand. An editor for The Bookseller also commented that Grey could become the “biggest book of the year”.
On 11 June 2015 Random House reported that a finished copy of Grey had been stolen and that the theft was being investigated by Kent police. The theft, which occurred on 8 June, has been compared to the 2008 leak of Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun, an unreleased companion novel that retells the events of Twilight from the perspective of Edward Cullen. Whereas the leak of Midnight Sun caused Meyer to put the work on indefinite hold, James stated that Grey would be released as scheduled. Critical reception for Grey has been generally negative and many critics have criticized it for being too similar to Fifty Shades of Grey.