E. L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy has fascinated and seduced millions of readers. In bedrooms, in book clubs, and in the media, people can’t stop talking about it!
In Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, 50 writersfrom romance and erotica authors, to real-world BDSM practitioners, to adult entertainment industry professionalscontinue the conversation.
Fifty Shades as Erotic Fiction
Erotic romance writer Sylvia Day speaks to the new opportunities the Fifty Shades trilogy has opened up for writers (and readers!) of erotica
Fifty Shades as Sexual Empowerment
Romance novelist Heather Graham praises the way the books encourage women to celebrate their own sexual shades of grey
Fifty Shades as Fanfiction
Editor Tish Beaty relates the process behind turning Twilight fanfic Master of the Universe into Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades as Pop Culture
Fifty Shames of Earl Grey author Andrew Shaffer compares Fifty Shades to sister-in-literary-scandal Peyton Place
Matrimonial lawyer Sherri Donovan examines the legalities of Christian’s contract
Master R of BDSM training chateau La Domaine Esemar evaluates Christian Grey’s skill as a Dominant (and offers some professional advice)
And a whole lot more!
Whether you loved Fifty Shades of Grey, or just want to know why everyone else does, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey is the book for you.
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Dr. Hilda Hutcherson
Dr. Logan Levkoff
Chris Marks and Lia Leto
Dr. Katherine Ramsland
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This book is a collection of thoughts from fifty erotica writers, and their take on E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy. Though the way they told their stories were different from each other, all fifty erotic romance writers share the same trail of thoughts: E.L. James’ hugely popular Fifty Shades trilogy widened the avenue for erotic romance novels to seek out audiences. This book is informative and insightful. It narrated the story of fifty erotica writers way before E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy became such a hit. This book presented their struggles and their initial brush with erotic romances which ultimately spurred their love for the genre. They also openly shared their experiences on meeting people who were a little too uncomfortable about erotic novels, and how the Fifty Shades trilogy became a game-changer. Some of the writers also discussed Christian Grey, the world’s most favorite sadist, and why he is adored by millions. They also provided their input on why characters like him were a huge hit with the readers world-wide. Aside from bringing spotlight to a largely frowned upon erotica genre, the Fifty Shades trilogy also revolutionized the publishing industry through its effective use of e-publishing and social media. And through this book, fifty writers explained just how much of an innovation was caused by one “mommy porn” book which was frowned upon and sneered at first, but ultimately sold millions of copies world-wide. Also, some writers in this book – mostly women – attributed the success of the Fifty Shades trilogy due to the sexual awakening of women around the world. It’s a repercussion of many women’s unexpressed opinions, views and fantasies about sex and sensuality. Perhaps, it could be because many women are more open to the discussion of sex today as compared before. If you’re expecting to read a collection of fifty erotic short stories, then you’d be hugely disappointed. This book is not it. I guess, the thing is, although this book was banking on the popularity of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy, this book is vastly different. It is an expression of the story and struggles of fifty erotica writers.
This book tries to be everything, and ends up being nothing. Parts try to be critical examinations of the book and its effects on women, sex, and reading, parts try to examine the pop culture effects, parts are parodies, parts are little more than people who were involved with 50 stroking their own egos. What exactly did the editors think would be added by an account of how a website owner threw a swanky dinner party for James?) I was particularly interested to read from the editor of 50: the book is well known as an editorial mess, so I was curious what she had to say. Unsurprisingly, her piece read like an 8 year-old's account of "how I spent my summer." No skill in the writing, and nothing that anyone who hadn't read the news wouldn't already know. Overall, this book is a huge disappointment. It had the potential to be an interesting piece, but in getting 50 essays, it simply reached too far and ultimately covers no base adequately.