Oh dear, there’s a chance that the new “50 Shades” trilogy book might get “released” (albeit illegaly) earlier than expected!
On 1st June, EL James announced that she will release a new version of the book written from Christian’s point of view. Titled, “Grey”, the book will be aptly published on 18th June aka Christian Grey’s birthday. The best-selling author says on the opening page of the new book that the work is a response to readers who “asked…and asked…and asked…” for a tale told from his perspective.
Upon the official reveal, EL James said in a statement:
Christian is a complex character, and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past. Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story. It’s been a great pleasure to return to my happy place — writing, being with Christian and Ana in their universe, and working with the fantastic team at Vintage.
Alas, it was stolen.
According to Reuters via CNA, EL James’ British publisher Random House confirmed on Wedneday (10th June) that a copy of “Grey” has been stolen and that police are currently investigating reports. Reports of the book’s theft had been circulating, raising fears that it could be leaked or that extracts could be sold to the media.
However, a publicity firm representing Random House said that it would still be published as scheduled on 18th June. “We have no further comment to make due to an ongoing police investigation,” the statement said.
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Eep! As much as we’re excited to read Christian Grey’s take on one of the most successful series in the history of publishing, we sure hope that they find that missing copy soon!
Meanwhile, the film version of the first installment of EL James’ trilogy came out in February, and the next 2, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed”, are due out in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Source: Reuters via CNA.