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Fifty Shades

Editado: Abr 10, 2020, 5:17 am

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.James 2020

The latest release from the Folio Society is a rather controversial one, and this is a totally spurious review. It is likely to raise the ire of many dedicated Folio Society Devotees, particularly as it is illustrated by clips from the erotic movie that was developed from the book.

The fact that the Folio Society will never consider publishing such a trashy novel has nothing to do with this spoof review, which is placed here entirely for your entertainment.

Quarter bound in grey buckram with black pictorial cover picture, the 224 page book has 69 appropriate illustrations that should tickle the fancies of any devotee. Its release at this time of worldwide boredom is particularly appropriate.

The slipcase, which is 22x 16cm. is covered in sensual black felt but is otherwise untitled.

Abr 10, 2020, 1:57 am

I hope they make a huge loss on this trash.

It makes a mockery of...
The Folio Society publishes carefully crafted editions of the world’s finest literature.

Abr 10, 2020, 2:04 am

Is it leatherpress?

Abr 10, 2020, 4:14 am

The title of this book sounds like a firm of accountants, says this FCA.

Abr 10, 2020, 4:29 am

>1 wcarter: Thanks for an entertaining post, it will whip up feelings among some devotees. I suspect some in FS management would look at the design and consider publishing it, hopefully they'll find their hands are tied.

Abr 10, 2020, 5:04 am

>1 wcarter:

Is your clock 9 days slow? :)

Abr 10, 2020, 5:49 am

Too much time in Lockdown?

Abr 10, 2020, 6:13 am

I bought ten copies in ebay, the colander box edition complete with signed negatives by the photographer. I burned the lot on a bed of holly branches to Parsifal.

Abr 10, 2020, 8:21 am

This post would have been perfect on 1 April!

Abr 10, 2020, 9:04 am

>1 wcarter:

Seems like an April Fool's joke, but it's April 10th...??

Editado: Abr 10, 2020, 9:12 am

Why can't I see it on the site? I was hoping to get an LE, to counter Sleeping Beauty with her heir apparent.

Editado: Abr 10, 2020, 10:03 am

>6 AnnieMod: >10 MobyRichard:
Must be that pesky wormhole that internet traffic from the Antipodes and FS parcels to the Antipodes have to pass through.

>3 treereader: Well done

Abr 10, 2020, 1:29 pm

>1 wcarter: Bah! I opened this and immediately went to the FS website in a tizzy ready to condemn them. You got me good!

Abr 10, 2020, 5:28 pm

The misplaced colophon on the spine and the realistic look of the title page made me double check! Great effort! Thanks for the laughs.

Abr 10, 2020, 5:48 pm

LOL!!!! Got me!

Abr 10, 2020, 9:29 pm

>6 AnnieMod:, >9 Uppernorwood:, >10 MobyRichard:

Of course April 1st would've been the obvious choice for this but I think the delay made the effect better. Everyone would've been expecting something like this on the 1st but Master Dr. Carter fooled more of you with the delay!

You know, all that's missing is a bunch of fake LT users chiming in about wanting this series in the other "What FS books would you pay for?" thread.

Abr 10, 2020, 9:39 pm

Ah, this was too early in the morning for me - it'd be a hard pill to swallow. Great photoshop skills wcarter :)

Abr 10, 2020, 9:53 pm

I think what made this so effective is that I no longer consider it outside the realm of possibility.

Abr 10, 2020, 10:40 pm

Ordered two. Just in case MY FRIEND damages one...

...with a CHAINSAW.

(nice job, Dr)

Abr 10, 2020, 11:03 pm

Abr 11, 2020, 2:41 am

>20 Niurn:

Not to be outdone, Easton Press is going to respond in like kind with a version fully bound in leather.

Abr 11, 2020, 3:54 am

Ohhh okay.
I really fell for it at the beginning and was getting ready to write a long paragraph about how Folio won't mean much to me from now on.


Abr 11, 2020, 8:12 am

I wonder what Mole thinks. 😂

Abr 11, 2020, 10:54 am

>1 wcarter:

If that sample of text is from the actual book Mills & Boon have nothing to worry about.

Mind you, lockdown can do funny things to people. Apparently sex toy sales have seen a burst in New Zealand:

>23 LesMiserables:

Mole. Hmm. Moleskin. Soft. Black. Velvety. Mmmmmmmm.

Nurse, the screens!


Abr 11, 2020, 4:05 pm

>1 wcarter:

Very tempting! An excellent production with impressive statistics and a veritable hors d'oevre of crudités. The companion volume, Kama Sutra : Social Distancing DIY Edition, tickled my fancy, too.

Abr 12, 2020, 1:38 pm

Haha, bravo! I wasn’t tempted at first, but after reading the passage I now want to complete my own passage into sexual euphoria! Is this to be read in conjunction with the Kama sutra?

Abr 13, 2020, 6:29 pm

Well that spun me up for a minute.

Editado: Abr 14, 2020, 3:36 am

I know it's a joke, but I wonder how many on here have read the book? I have not, simply not my cup of tea. Apparently the movie has a 41% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes... which is far far higher than the current Dr. Who (thanks for ruining that show BBC :/

Editado: Abr 14, 2020, 2:22 pm

>28 astropi:

I read the beginning on amazon, thought the style was quite awful and decided not to bother with it. What can you say, it definitely sold well, but then a lot of things I enjoy a lot run into trouble because they sell so badly that (book or TV) series are stopped, films don't get a proper release, authors have to move into self-publishing etc. I'm clearly not part of the target audience for your average big hit.

Abr 14, 2020, 9:22 am

I haven't read it, partly because its not my thing. A friend of mine who works in a publishing house assured me that it is absolutely terrible.

I asked if the writing was as bad as The Da Vinci Code (which I have read), she laughed and said the author makes Dan Brown seem like a master of prose.

Abr 14, 2020, 7:31 pm

I know I’m late to the party on this thread, but I’ve just laughed out loud in a deserted house. You got me for a split-second 😄

Abr 14, 2020, 10:36 pm

>30 Uppernorwood:

It is a fan fiction of a book that lacks almost any redeeming qualities on its own. I read the first few chapters (to make up my own mind) and decided that I will be better of reading the back of my cereal box.

Part of the reason it became popular is because people that rarely read modern literature found it scandalous and did not believe that this kind of prose can be published - and decided that they will hip and modern if they read it. Forget Dan Brown - the prose in this thing makes the Harlequin romance novels look like Pulitzer worthy prose. It’s like a cheap home-made porn compared to a Hollywood blockbuster.

On the other hand if you want to teach a class on how not to write, how not to use cliches and how not to describe a culture you do not understand, it may have some use. Either that or leveling your floor. :)

Editado: Abr 15, 2020, 3:02 am