Wed 13 Jun 2012
Phenom author Erika Leonard (EL James) is considering rewriting Fifty Shades of Grey from the POV of the hero, Christian Grey. The present trilogy is seen through the eyes of the heroine, Ana. The view from the eyes of the hero would look like a different tale entirely.
As Leila, Grey’s former submissive says, “the Master is dark.” The story seen through his eyes would be a dark, tangled and twisted tale. I’m not sure it would have been the sensation of the current books, as I don’t know that a lot of readers would have bought the Master’s Tale the first time around. However, after reading the story from Ana’s perspective, I think the author could count on a lot of readers being interested in the troubled hero’s thoughts of all the events Ana could see only through her innocent eyes.
The story through Christian’s eyes would be, like him, “fify shades of fucked up.” I bet it would be an amazing read but I think it would be very challenging to write. Christian Grey’s POV is much more over-the-top so I’d be bound to like that version now, wouldn’t I?
Here’s hoping that unlike Stephenie Meyer, Erika Leonard actually pulls it off. A trip down the dark side of desire through the eyes of fifty shades himself would be a unique literary journey. I only have one question: Would that make it “daddy porn?”