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Grey: The Latest Addition to the 50-Shades Saga
Following its publication last week, Grey by EL James has caused (almost) as much furore as the first trilogy. It’s Fifty Shades of Grey, as told from Grey’s perspective and it’s pretty much all we’ve heard about this week. The critics hate it and there has been a stream of negative reviews but there is no denying that the public love it and sales have been record breaking yet again. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t help but admire James and her publishers for hitting on such an astonishing (and money-making) win.
An odd little book at just 166 pages (and I’m guessing not quite 50,000 words), Sarah tells the story of a 12 year old boy, whose names are numerous, and his one desire to become a world-famous ‘lot lizard’ (or whore, to you and I). He idolises his mother and in an attempt to become just like her, he dons leather mini-skirts and stiletto heels, he grows his hair into long, golden locks and he walks the truck yard looking for ‘tricks’. Naturally, it’s only a matter of time before She-Ra/Sarah/Sam/Cherry Vanilla gets himself into a spot of bother, in the form of rival pimp Le Loup.
A short story from many moons ago…
Meetings With God
“I met God yesterday,” Chuck said matter-of-factly as he was picking at the sweet-looking flies that were darting on the surface of the water.
Looking at the date of the last post, it seems that perhaps a list of things I’ve started and not finished would be apt to write today! But no, positivity is the order of the day. There are changes in the air…