Review : Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey - Various Authors
With the current phenomenon of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy to hit the shelves and homes of women and men all across the world.
One of my favourite book company brands "SmartPop" have decided to release a collection of essays on the topic titled "Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades".
Review: Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey - Edited by Lori Perkins - November 2012
When I first saw this book, I knew right then and there that it was one that I wanted to read . A book that would have me engrossed from the very first page and I was absolutely correct, though some essays were a tad disturbing and some a bit too educational for my liking , the majority of the essays were OUTSTANDING And AMAZING. If you love psychology and delving in the unknowns of a book , analysing the book in it's pages. Then SmartPop Books who are producing Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades , is the place for you as I adore all their books. Reading Fifty Writers , will be one of those books that will want you to start re-reading the Fifty Shades trilogy all over again and looking at the story with a new pair of eyes and a deeper understanding. From realising that Christian Grey is the new Byronic Hero, just like his original inspiration Edward Cullen to the comments that Ana makes scattered throughout the book referencing her favourite classic novel characters like Elizabeth Bennett , Tess , Heathcliff which of course is derived from her character being an English Lit Major. When I was trying to decide how I was going to write this review, I thought Hmmmm... How to write about Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades to give the readers a glimpse of the action inside and what will make them want to read the book. It got me thinking about the Facebook page set up for this book https://www.facebook.com/FiftyWritersOnFiftyShadesOfGrey?fref=ts and how on that site , they have been quoting excerpts from the book. So readers, I have decided to pick a couple of excerpts for your enjoyment.
“Here are a few thoughts on why Fifty Shades really hits the G-spot . . .Girl with spirit and pluck meets man of property is ever a panty peeling premise in the Victorian novel. Literature is riddled with submission/dominance themes. The very tales of literary heroines that our literary heroine, virginal Anastasia Steele, has been steeped in. "An expert on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women’s novels, Susan Greenfield calls this hot title recycled literature. Indeed, Fifty Shades revels in the classic romanticism of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, and the plot specifically references Thomas Hardy.” —Katharine Sands, "Grey Is the New Black"
“[T]he covers being used on erotic trades are now uniformly subtle, with flowers, scarves, feathers, pearls, belts, and stilettos, but the latest brown paper bag is an immediately recognizable one, which means it’s not really there at all. We know something sexy is gong to be found between those innocent-looking covers and we don’t care who sees us with them." —Sylvia Day, "The Brown Paper Bag"
"The traditional publishing industry has had to acknowledge that there is a strong market for erotic fiction written, edited, and purchased by women. These aren’t the bodice rippers of old. These aren’t the books you hide in your bedside table or inside a copy of ULYSSES. Romance is a multibillion-dollar business and erotic content is a huge part of that market." —Louise Fury - Literary Agent, "Fifty Shades of Change"