Don’t you love it when stories come full circle?
“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the best-selling novel by author E.L. James, started out as “Twilight” fanfiction. And now, just three short months after Vintage Books published the racy trilogy, it has its own fan fiction on the site where “Shades” originated.
James’ novels have about 50 fan fiction writings at FanFiction.net, which the Associated Press says range from “parody to otherworldy to crossovers into other book worlds like “Harry Potter.’”
Everyone from the instructor at the gym to ladies in my hometown bookstore have been buzzing about the books — and asking me when I plan to read them. Over on the Smart magazine Facebook page this month, plenty of people raved on the series. And at the Springettsbury Township Books-A-Million, the three novels have topped the best-sellers list for weeks — and that’s not to mention their nationwide appeal.
But I’m not sure they’re my cup of tea.
Have you dived in to the “Fifty Shades” books? What did you think?