New ‘Fifty Shades’ book isn’t Grey’s initial time as narrator

June 30, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The new EL James book “Grey” shot to a tip of Amazon’s best-seller list forward of a Jun 18 recover on a guarantee it will flip a viewpoint of her hard-sex “Fifty Shades” story from trusting Anastasia Steele to eccentric Christian Grey.

But her hordes of fans might not comprehend it’s not a initial time James has explored her massively renouned trilogy from Christian’s indicate of view.

The new book, due out on Christian’s birthday, began like a prior 3 novels, as “Twilight” fan novella regulating Stephenie Meyer’s strange characters, prohibited vampire Edward Cullen and awkward trusting Isabella Swan. James wrote about 50 pages as an “outtake” from Edward’s indicate of perspective for a fundraiser that benefited a gift in 2010 as she toiled in a “Twilight” village of writers underneath a coop name Snowqueens Icedragon.

“Some element in a book is drawn from that prior work,” concurred Paul Bogaards, a orator for a Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group that includes a “Fifty Shades” trilogy’s imprint, Vintage Books.

The new book, “Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian,” was announced Monday and comes, James said, in response to countless fan requests that she tell his side of a story. It’s what she reportedly pronounced behind in 2010, when she initial wrote from Edward’s indicate of perspective to assistance lift income to quarrel childhood cancer with other fan novella writers for a nonprofit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The supposed “EPOV” pages were auctioned off and distributed to donors.

Switching perspectives is common among some fan novella writers, who take on a accumulation of genres and styles while honoring their favorite books, TV shows, cinema and other entertainments.

Readers who done it to a finish of a third book in a trilogy, “Fifty Shades Freed,” already know that she had teased a section created from Christian’s indicate of view, enclosed during a behind of a book. That section covers Christian’s ardour with a virtuous Ana by their initial assembly — and his stalky confront with her during a hardware store where she works to collect adult some tape, wire and wire ties.

James’ “EPOV” fan novella for a gift follows a ravaged Edward after he introduces Bella to his BDSM lifestyle with 6 tough lashes from a belt in his playroom. She tells him she loves him. He realizes he loves her, too, though she doesn’t adore a hard-core severe things and he insists, “She can't adore a monster,” wrote Snowqueens.

It’s belligerent already covered, as a pretension of a new book suggests. Ana’s journey of Christian after her belt lashings is how “Fifty Shades of Grey,” her initial book, and a film starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, end.

In a auctioned-off work, Edward (later renamed Christian by James) visits his therapist to work out post-traumatic highlight brought on by a harmful depart of Bella, finish with flashbacks to his aroused upbringing as a son of a crack-addicted prostitute who commits suicide.

The therapist asks him if he has deliberate a, um, some-more normal attribute with his immature adore interest.

“No, we haven’t,” he responds.

“Why not?”

“Because it’s never occurred to me that we could,” he explains.

The flipped fan fic includes copiousness of tainted language, lovemaking and F-bombs like a 3 “Fifty” books. After Bella leaves, Edward decides on a debate to win her back, though “deep down we wish we had a bravery of my convictions. Anxiety unfurls in a inlet of my gut. This has to work. She’s my usually hope,” Snowqueens wrote.

The dual heatedly reunite after he offers her a lift to a opening of a friend’s print vaunt in a stage that has Edward scarcely holding Bella on a mark after they abruptly leave. He restrains himself with this admonishment: “No! No! Cullen! Not like a inexpensive harlot in an alley.”

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