'Fifty Shades' of complaints: Erotic trilogy makes list of challenged books Here's a list "Fifty Shades of Grey" was destined to make: The books most likely to be removed from school and library shelves. On Monday, E L James' multimillion selling erotic trilogy placed No. 4 on the American Library Association's annual study of "challenged books," works subject to complaints from parents, educators and other members of the public. More
Love 'Fifty Shades'? 'Twilight' fan fiction faces off Has Christian Grey been dethroned as the steamiest Edward Cullen-inspired character? Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren (which is the pen name of writers Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) is the latest Twilight fan fic-turned-novel (formerly known to more than 2 million online readers as The Office)--but don't expect it to be the same BDSM-filled fantasy. More
'Fifty Shades' author E.L. James turns down the heat for next book Readers hoping for more erotic exploits with a certain domineering millionaire and innocent college student will be sorely disappointed. Speaking at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Monday night, "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James told the New York Post that her next novel will be, shall we say, tamer than her first. More
Book Buzz: 'Fifty Shades Freed' is Amazon's top seller 'Freed' at last: What was the top-selling book of 2012 on Amazon? Fifty Shades Freed, the third book in E.L. James' erotic trilogy. No. 2 was Gillian Flynn's twisty thriller, Gone Girl. (Amazon did not count the first and second books in James' trilogy because they were released in 2011.) Read the entire list, which includes print and digital sales. More
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When I reviewed “Get Real” in 2009, it looked to be Donald E. Westlake’s final book: On the last day of 2008, at the age of 75, he had suffered a fatal heart attack while on vacation in Mexico. His death wasn’t just a loss to his family and friends, though; it was also a loss to readers, for Westlake was one of the most sheerly entertaining fiction writers of his time.
Exploding with violence and seething with arousal, the third novel by Marlon James cuts a swath across recent Jamaican history. It leaves its Kingston ghettos strewn with victims, a few of them lovers, all of them spattered with blood. Seven killings? That’s just for starters. This compelling, not-so-brief history brings off a social portrait worthy of Diego Rivera, antic and engagé, a fascinating tangle of the naked and the dead.
A massive storm grounds Kate's flight home to Chicago. Sitting on the tarmac, passengers check their cellphones, flight attendants announce backed up toilets. The old man sitting next to her, Frank from Wisconsin, has been telling her about his wonderful life for two hours.
In the race for D. C. delegate to Congress, independent candidate Tim Krepp doesn’t have a ghost of a chance against longtime incumbent Eleanor Holmes Norton. But Krepp, a local tour guide, is something of an expert on ghosts. He’s the author of “Capitol Hill Haunts” and “Ghosts of Georgetown.” Like any Washington power broker, he knows where the bodies are buried — and he knows where they don’t stay buried.