NCSF on Twitter   Subscribe to the NCSF RSS Feed   NCSF Blog

"'Fifty Shades' Trilogy Makes A Splash, But Is It Breaking New Ground?"

on Thursday, 15 March 2012. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

International Business Times

E.L. James' romantic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- the first book in a trilogy that includes "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed" -- has become a publishing sensation, but is the story really breaking new ground?

The story is about a virgin college student, Anastasia Steele, who meets the handsome and wealthy Christian Grey. The two engage in a complicated relationship that involves some pretty graphic carnal knowledge (think bondage, dominance, etc.).

Like us on Facebook

Romance genre experts are somewhat bemused to see "Fifty Shades of Grey" cause such a stir, as this type of story -- BDSM moments included -- has been done before.

"It's not reinventing the wheel," said Mala Bhattacharjee, the features editor of RT Book Reviews, a magazine devoted mainly to the romance genre.

Audrey Goodson, an associate editor at RT Book Reviews, read and reviewed the first book in James' trilogy. She said she "really enjoyed" it and gave it a thumbs-up.

That being said, she described the book as "pretty standard" for its type and pointed out that the plot (ie, young virgin meets really hot and rich dude) isn't exactly exclusive to the story, as readers can find variations of that same plot in many a romance novel.

"In a lot of ways it's a standard romance story with a lot of erotic elements," Goodson said. "It's kind of funny that it's caught on to the degree it has." ...

Social Bookmarks

Comments (0)

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest. Optional login below.

Cancel Submitting comment...

Latest Reader Comments

  • I'm so sure this is the first thing he's ever done wrong! I'd bring cadaver dogs to his basement pronto!


    09. October, 2015 |

  • mont blanc canetas para vendamont blanc canetas para vendamont blanc canetas descontomont blanc canetas para venda mont blanc canetas...


    08. October, 2015 |

  • [b]høj kvalithøj kvalitet replika ure
    høj kvalitet replika ure


    07. October, 2015 |

  • I am honored to be posted here. There is lots of additional content on Elephant in the Hot Tub: Kink in Context, especially for Kink...

    Russell J Stambaugh, PhD

    02. October, 2015 |

  • excellent points altogether, you simply received a new reader.
    What may you suggest about your put up that you just made a few days


    13. September, 2015 |

  • If you desire to increase your experience only keep visiting
    this web page and be updated with the most up-to-date news
    posted here.

    silver bracelets

    03. September, 2015 |