1.E.L. James best written novel- Fifty Shades of Grey

Posted by FiftyShades on October 21st, 2013

E.L. James is better known as the creator of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. Having started her career with television as an executive, Erika Mitchell, forayed into fan fiction under the pseudonym “Snowqueens Icedragon”. Today however, her most notable work, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is the reason why she is in the news for all the right reasons and well, some controversies too. The novel which derives heavily from BDSM and other erotic forms of sexual gratification is based on the strictly sexual relationship between the lead characters of Anastasia Steele and “Christian Grey”. It is because of this paperback novel that Erika Mitchell has garnered the crown of being the highest earning author of this year.

Since the release of her novel, it has also sparked some controversy about the graphic details of the sexual encounters between the two lead characters. Some libraries have also alleged removed copies of the book because of the mature content, but that has not dampened its chances of becoming a best seller with over 70 million copies already sold. It is already the fastest selling paperback and has ousted its competitor, the Harry Potter novels, written by another Briton, J.K. Rowling. “Fifty shades of Grey” is already in the pipeline to becoming a major motion picture. E.L. James is also creatively taking an interest in choosing the star cast of the Fifty Shades Movie as well.

“Fifty shades of Grey” is followed by “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades freed”. The trilogy contrary to critical reception is quite popular among its fans. Mitchell has won top honours and recognition in the year 2012, like “the 100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time Magazine and the “Publishing Person of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. Her work in “Fifty Shades” has also won her acclaim in the form of “Popular Fiction of the Year” from National Book Award and “Book of the Year” also from National Book Award, both from the UK. Mitchell has claimed that such adulation for her work has taken her by surprise and awe.

She has also proclaimed that the first novel in the trilogy is a throwback on her fantasies and her midlife crisis. The story which centers on BDSM which is used as a tool for attaining sexual pleasures brings the concept out of the closet and readers and critics might love it or hate it but they cannot ignore it. Since its release, the book has seen a steady rise in its readership and fans have accepted every part of it as if it some rich manna dew. Mitchell’s book’s rights have been sold in over 37 countries and if these figures are anything to go by, it can be safely assumed that it is probably her best written work.

The relationship between a coy college student and a business magnate moves quickly from a chat over coffee to bondage and submission and finally Ana leaves Grey understanding that the relationship based on BDSM toys and non-disclosure agreements cannot work out. Trust E.L. James to take a sordid tale of BDSM and turn it into a romance.

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