UNIVERSAL/FOCUS – HAVE YOU ANYTHING TO SAY? WE COULD DO WITH 50 LESS SHADES OF GREY.
Darlings, I leave you to your own private predilections. However, studies reveal significant differences in retention, memory and cognitive mapping betwixt printed text and electronic media. Upside? Nobody will remember reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
First published on April 4th, 2012 when the film rights were acquired and before hard copies were printed… Heavens, a movie, a world wide sensation, the publication of a new wave of spanky pants erotica, a freshly minted millionaire — but I have to say, anything where the words “inner goddess” are repeated on a regular basis makes me want to (full disclosure) un-swallow, as in throw-up, retch, hurl, pirouette like a ballerina to the toilet, you get the picture… A friend of mine recently flew in from New York to join us in Palm Springs for Christmas. On the flight in an Englishman sitting next to him commented on his reading material. “I see you’re reading FIFTY SHADES OF GREY rather unabashedly.” To which my friend replied in the positive, to which the Englishman chuckled and said, “well done.” And, that’s the way it crumbles, literary-wise.
A little update in August of 2013… E. L. is the gift that just keeps giving – have you read she was the highest paid author of the year? That’s right ducklings, $95 million, shall we say, smackeroos? Depending on how you look at it, that’s either a resounding “ouch”, or “oh yes! please! may I have another?”.