The Fox News of print reports on 50 Shades of Grey being the dominant book of the decade. Not actually wrong, just the stupidity of the situation is in line with the stupidity of the paper, so I chose them as the landing page for the news.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” by British author E L James sold 15.2 million copies following its release in late 2011, grabbing the title of best-selling book of the past decade, according to NPD Bookscan, which tracks about 80 percent of the books sold in the US.
Even more astounding, the Nos. 2 and 3 best-sellers of the decade were the other two novels in the mommy porn trilogy: “Fifty Shades Darker” (10.4 million) and “Fifty Shades Freed” (9.3 million).
Actually, between this, the fan fic article, and what’s coming up, today’s theme seems to be the slow erosion of merit in literature. I wish someone would write a similarly stupid book aimed at stupid men called 50 Shades of Bay and have it riddled with gratuitous explosions like in Transformers.