Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey now makes up the top FOUR spots on the best-seller list. I could handle three spots, but FOUR?! THIS IS THE FINAL STRAW, EARTH!
Apparently having the top three titles on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list for seven straight weeks isn’t enough for E.L. James.
This week, the queen of erotica has the top four titles for the first time.
Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed are again Nos. 1, 2 and 3. The Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle, all three books in a paperback boxed set (also available in e-book form), moves to No. 4 from No. 10.
The trilogy follows the erotic relationship between a college graduate and her billionaire entrepreneur boyfriend. It has sold 15 million copies in all formats. [USAToday]
Want your mind blown? Go check out Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Wikipedia page, where you’ll learn that it started out as Twilight fan-fiction written under the name “Snowqueen’s Icedragon.” Furreal. My mind needed a cigarette after I read that. In related news, Burnsy and I are thinking of publishing some of our erotic Frat-Fic under the name “Bropeen’s Iceluge.” Not to be a tease, but the Edward Fortyhands scene is so f*cking sexy, bros, you will puke.
Anyway, deride it as “mommy porn” all you want, literary bad boy Bret Easton Ellis has already expressed interest in writing the movie adaptation. Has the author of American Psycho offered to adapt YOUR fan fiction? Yeah, I thought not. Suck these jean jackets, haters.
[Semi-related. via MemeDepot]