What do readers want even more than a steamy, "Twilight"-inspired S&M tale?
A first-hand account from a former Navy SEAL about last year's raid on Osama bin Laden, if Amazon.com's best-seller list is any indication.
Excerpts from SEAL's book about Osama bin Laden killing
"Fifty Shades of Grey" has long been the summer's publishing phenomenon, doggedly holding on to No. 1 on the New York Times' combined print and e-book best-seller list for 26 weeks.
Yet even before its release, the much-discussed "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden" knocked E.L. James' trilogy out of the top spot on Amazon. Whereas "Fifty Shades" has made a home in the top 100 books on the site for the past 121 days, "No Easy Day" has done the same in just 13.
The anticipation for the autobiography, written under the pseudonym Mark Owen, has been so intense that the book's publisher Dutton moved the release date up twice - first from October to September 11, and then again from September 11 to today, Publishers Weekly reports.
Dutton has also increased its first print run from 300,000 copies to 575,000. (Anastasia Steele, eat your heart out.)
But while we've been playing casting director with the reported "Fifty Shades" movie, it doesn't look like this new best-seller will get a cinematic counterpart, at least not from Steven Spielberg.
Earnings for this in-demand title will reportedly go toward the families of deceased SEALs. Have you picked up the book yet? What do you think?
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Intersting info. No Easy Day was the only book I read this summer. I got it preordered, delivered on Sep 11, opened box, read it all before doing anything else. Great first-person account that feels like a sci-fi action story. I'd love to see a movie on it.
"No Easy Day" wasn't bad. It was a fast read, though perhaps not as entertaining as "One Perfect Op", by CMC Dennis Chalker, or the ubiquitous "Rogue Warrior", by Dick Marcinko.
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To add to my comment those of you who are trashing the book if you take the time and keep reading the rest of them you will see the second one and the third one are deep in a love story but of course those of you want like my post and I dont care THE TRUTH ISNT ALWAYS WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The book is awesome everyone has there own thoughts about it but its a FREE country and if you dont like it then dont read it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that's my motto
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Blog about Fifty Shades of Grey. Give it a read if you have a few minutes. http://www.abookunfinished.com/2012/09/fifty-shades-of-garbage.html
OMG! BEST READ EVER! I would love to see Simon Baker from the Mentalist play Christian Gray!!!!!
To read this to bring out more (blank ) In me. Make me howl and become more a b;; ch. Ahooo ahoo....howl at the moon. Ahoooo ahoooo.
Please, stop buying "Fifty Shades of Grey." Seriously. It's terrible. Not even marginally decent. Ben Jonson made it through a chapter and passed out. Descartes skimmed it and decided he no longer existed. Jack London even said he wouldn't have used it to start a fire if he was stranded in the wilderness. Shelley and Tennyson are crying, and Marlowe and Chaucer have drunk all the wine and meade. The only one up here who's still somewhat sane is Wilde, and that's debatable. Oh, and Sylvia Plath came up with a poem on it, but it was just profanities repeated over and over.
In conclusion, no. Just no.
Sincerely, Will & Company
Totally agree....embarassed I purchased it......
Very well said. I downloaded a sample of the first book in Kindle and was so sad...sad to know that so many people think this woman's writing is worth the money. If she can make it, anybody can.
Fifty Shades and a book toward Osama Bin Laden covert operation are two literary materials NOT even in the same ballpark. Nor might they incite the same readership. One no less literary creatures than the other but not in the same genre.
What type of a soldier are you if you write a book about a mission you assisted in carrying out as part of your job? Disgusting. I guess fame and money trumps honour everytime.
whats your email address? maybe we can talk-i was asked that question 3 times...
What a coincidence on the dates.The publisher/author/ funders of this swift boat attempt must have been talked off the ledge of a Septeber 11th publication date, so now have settled for opening of DNC convention. No one is fooled about their intention and agenda. That night we were dancing in the streets and thrilled that Obama kept that difficult promise to persue bin Laden to the gates of hell.
you mean Obama bin Laden?
what does that book have to do with my fifty shades it shouldnt have any effect seeing that they are so different.
I just hated Fifty Shades. I read half the book and quit and I never do that. You have to read all three books to find out that it's really a love story. And yes, there will be a movie because all Hollywood puts out anymore is trash.
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your a bore
im scared to get facial because of dop and flop.
do you know i have blogging power over the book itself?
Im not going to read either book. The trashy one or the one about Obama Bin Laden.
A nasty book for nasty people.
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