Fifty Shades of Grey rewrite savaged by critics
18 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
James’s Fifty Shades books have sold millions of copies worldwide
Critics have savaged EL James’s rewrite of her erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, with one calling the writing “bad throughout” and another accusing it of “rapturous self-regard”.
Grey re-tells the events of James’s 2011 original from the perspective of its antagonist, Christian Grey.
The book, writes the Evening Standard’s David Sexton, “loyally repeats every line [and] every excruciating email”.
According to the Telegraph, the result is “as sexy as a misery memoir”.
“How often do Ana’s cheeks flush pink?” writes Bryony Gordon in her one-star review. “How many times does she make him feel ten feet tall?
“And he really should go and see someone about all that prickling his scalp does.”
James’s original told of the steamy relationship between Grey, a millionaire businessmen with an interest in bondage and sadism, and literature student Anastasia Steele from the latter’s perspective.
According to the author, “thousands of readers” had requested to hear Christian’s point of view since the book’s publication.
The new book retells the original’s story from a male perspective
The new book was published on 18 June, as that is the date of the character’s birthday in Fifty Shades and the two …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment