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Have you heard about Fifty Shades of Grey? It’s the hot new thing on the literary scene. The New York Times reports that bookstores cannot keep up with demands for the smash hit novel, which was published by an independent press in Australia. Perhaps that’s why Fifty Shades of Grey is number one on the e-book fiction bestsellers list, and number three on Amazon.com’s bestseller list.
Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic novel by an obscure author that has been described as “Mommy porn” and “Twilight” for grown-ups, and has electrified women across the country, who have spread the word like gospel on Facebook pages, at school functions and in spin classes. Or as the handwritten tag on a paperback copy in a Montclair, N.J., bookstore helpfully noted, “Yes, this is THE book everyone is talking about.”
Fifty Shades of Grey is the debut of author E L James, a former television executive who began the trilogy by posting fan fiction online. The books, which were released in the last year, center on the lives (and affection for whips, chains and handcuffs) of Christian Grey, a rich, handsome tycoon, and Anastasia Steele, an innocent college student, who enter into a dominant-submissive relationship.
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