Sun 26 Aug 2012
I had to post this quick news link. Fans of the blog know that I love EL James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. So when I read news about a possible fourth book – I had to share it here!
Apparently, in conjunction with the film a “special edition” of the trilogy is being released this week. The linked Examiner piece says it will “offer some very exciting—and likely long awaited—sexy news to fans infatuated with a Christian Grey of their own.”
The Examiner piece quotes a fan waiting in line to get Ms. James’ autograph. The fan says she overheard a rep from Vintage Books – the 50 Shades publishing company – say that the surprise announcement contained in the special edition is that there will be a fourth book. The fan asked about it and the rep claimed that the book has been written and that he or she had read the first 5 pages.
Okay – (and, yes, I do like that word for all ages – sorry, digression based upon some recent reviews of Faerie) – but OKAY – it’s not the most reliable source, but the Examiner printed the story, so they clearly felt that the account jived with the hype about the special edition.
The Examiner piece asks fans to speculate about the title for a Fourth “Fifty Shades.” Well, that woke up the duck that waddles on the treadmill that passes for my brain, and I started thinking about it. If I were EL James – I have to pause for a moment, at the joy of imagining that one of my books will catch on a tenth or a hundredth as much as hers’ have. So, if I were EL James – once I recovered from my champagne/Vegas/Godiva spree – I’d title the Fourth Book either:
“Fifty Shades Legacy” or “Fifty Shades Consequences” – or perhaps — “FIFTY SHADES REVEALED.” Eventually, one of those prior subs – or more likely several – were gonna talk, right? And Christian’s family – especially his little sister Mia, she might find the S&M lifestyle exciting enough to explore. How would Christian feel about that?
So yeah, I say, “Fifty Shades Revealed” for the fourth book title. What do y’all think?