The Fifty Shades of Grey news lately is getting weird.
First, JK Rowling is poking fun at or slamming Fifty Shades of Grey, depending on who is writing the article. From what I can tell since I wasn’t actually at her event, she actually just commented that the difference was that the characters in her book has sex and didn’t like it, but the characters in Fifty Shades of Grey did. Ummm, sounds like a pop culture reference, not a commentary about Fifty Shades of Grey or even slamming it.
Every since JK Rowling started promoting her book everyone wants to know what she thinks of Fifty Shades of Grey, I guess the whole both British writers and both writing some of the most popular series ever written makes it seem natural. But they’re both writing in different spaces of literature. JK Rowling doesn’t seem like the type to go running around dissing other writers, I think she understands the stress of being a big name, and with this new book understands the pressure to keep up with your own reputation. But she probably also doesn’t want to get caught up in the Fifty Shades of Grey fray too much, hence her comments about the book have all been pretty uncontroversial. I just wish all the press would stop making something out of nothing.
Then there is the NY Senate Debate where Kristen Gillibrand and Wendy Long got asked if they had read Fifty Shades of Grey, they both answered no. I try not to talk politics too much, but here I go. Apparently this was a complete embarrassment of the debate system. No, not the fact that is has been made to be impossible for a 3rd party to enter a debate in America or that they are set up to make the Democrat and Republican candidate look good (if they were prepped properly). No, the fact that 1 minute of the debate was spent on Fifty Shades of Grey, that’s the problem with debates. This is why I stay out political talk, it pisses me off. Disclaimer, I didn’t watch the debate but hear it was actually a good real debate.
Finally, the French version of Fifty Shades of Grey is out and it’s selling like hotcakes. It’s the fastest selling book in France. But the French don’t like it. Sounds like the French critics have the same issue as the American ones. They don’t like the book, but real people do. Ok, I’m sure there is a good chunk of the French who don’t like the books. But I think if you look past the critics, you’ll find plenty of fans too. I am seeing an increase in the number of French visitors to our site. So are there any French out there who like the books?