It seems Christian Grey has a larger following that Harry Potter these days.
E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades” trilogy series has sold more copies than J.K. Rowling’s seven “Harry Potter” books on Amazon.co.uk, according to the Press Association.
The report states that James has sold more than four million copies, making her the site’s best-selling author of all time.
Amazon’s Gordon Willoughby reportedly said, “If J.K. Rowling was the literary phenomenon of the last decade, then E.L. James looks certain to take that mantle in the current decade.”
Willoughby continued: “In just four months, E.L. James has become Amazon.co.uk’s biggest-selling author of all time, which is truly remarkable when you consider that we’ve been selling books for almost 14 years.”
And sales will likely spike again once the reported “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie is under way.
how do you people read all day. you must have nothing to do.
sending email if this goes into the wrong hands..i will punch you!
100,000 an hour .. .i would not be here if i made 100,000 an hour i'd be living in tuscany.
harry potter had the number what did harry do with it. ...this is a blog not an investment banking deal. Harry has text now right?
These books are crap.... horribly written and just plain old ridiculous (CG: " I make a $100,000 and hour",Ana– fires up the mean machine –about a million times, she is a college grad in 2011 and does not have an email address, the writting is so adolesent- if you took out alld "whoa, arg, holy sh&t, his long fingers, my breath hitched, his breath hitch, are you mad at me, looked at him through my lashes- the book would be 50 pages.
No way does this Christian hold a flame to Harry (as in being and iconic literary figure) and the writer needs to stick to TV
you can't write either. your blog makes no sense. do you have college degree
Harry has been replaced....deal with it.......even...Captain Kirk... kicks Harrys butt!!
stupid book and stupid people
I think it's a good book, but it's nothing to go crazy with. I don't understand what the hype is.
NY IP CHECK YOUR DONE.
folks toocy is making a point and answering herself again.
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I agree w/ everything Mel B wrote about the 'Grey' books. I couldn't even finish the first one. It was very poorly written and the whole premise was faulty...if you're going to live the lifestyle do it because you want to, not to hold onto a man.
'A Child Called It', thanks for making my heart ache all over again. you're right, it's a hard book to forget.
i basically read for a living by the end of the day i want to relax.
I hate reading...i read for a living by the end of the day...i can't stand reading
i could definately take a ride cross country. pack up and just head out for awhile.
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This entire series is a poorly written and narrow view piece fan fiction that seeks to reconcile fantasies of the author with what she perceived as possible reasons why people who live a certain lifestyle choose to do so. It's Twilight for adults (as it was Twilight fan faction posted on internet boards before taken down and published) and reads at a junior high school level. This is not a tale about a "compromise" in a relationship as the female lead reluctantly "agrees" to certain things because she is merely fascinated and the male is emasculated by force into facing his demons and demanded to change nearly everything to accommodate her. It's fluff, plain and simple. I cringe when people rave about the book. Try reading Ann Rice's Beauty series and see if you don't get the same kicks. At least then you'll be reading at your age level without waiting for a sparkly vampire to appear.
Seriously? No. Not in a million years and here's why. I would imagine people would flip their stuff if this book became part of the literature course at elementary schools (the way harry potter has). 50 shades has been done before in various ways (The Secretary, Sleeping Beauty). Harry Potter was much more original even with the mythology that was borrowed.
I was actually thinking about that! Because I like to go on road trips, and I could just listen to the cd while goin cross country ;o)
I think the media is more obsessed with this book than actual people. People I know have stopped talking about it because it's old news in my town. Why can't the media move on?
B-Ran; The book is an easy read because Ms. James doesn't try too hard to make it more than it is. While she doesn't like it being called "mommy p0rn", i find that it is as close to it as it can be. Borrow it and try it, if you don't like it or find that you can't keep up with it; put it down. But I am always for trying new books. Oh, and there is NO comparison to HP. I loved all the HP books and so did my 11 year old son (the age demographic they were written for). But these books are for adults and thus cannot be compared.
So someone like me, with reading ADD, would be able to keep up with it? lol
There is no freaking comparison!!! The Potter series are incredibly imaginative and well written, 50 shades is trash...I'm reading it, and sort of enjoying it, but well written? not be a long shot...I can't believe anyone is even comparing the two...wow.
Disgusting. People do not buy the newly released online copies of HP books. Perhaps this is because there are hundreds of millions of copies in print. Not to mention the millions of copies sold at midnight release parties. It is a shame that a poorly written book about an abusive man is making such an impression on today's women. Does not seem like a great role model for young women today.
So who is the real Christian Grey? I have wondered what other women think the esteemed character to look like. I set up a website called whoismrgrey to find out just this. So take a look and vote or upload images of your Mr Grey. Maybe its your husband! Or guy if you think your it, why not prove it! http://www.whoismrgrey.co.uk/who-is-your-mr-grey
I keep hearing about this book! I seriously HATE reading books! Just because I can never remember what I just read. I'll read a page and completely forget what the heck just happend! I only like books that SERIOUSLY catch my interest, lol! The last books i got through were like "Are You There Vodka, It's Me, Chelsea!" and " A Child Called It"
So is this book honestly a good read? Or is it all hype? Anyone?
This book is a great read. It is at its heart a book about the evolution of a man and a woman and the compromises that they make to be together. It is NOT about an abusive man, but about a man that was abused. It is adequately written, and could use some tightening up in the plot lines. I have enjoyed all three books and have enjoyed some of the ideas that the book has given me to try with my husband.
lol so someone like me, with reading ADD, would be able to keep up with it?
You can always get it on audible.com or buy it on CD, if you are not the book reading type-just an idea
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