Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin aka Andrew Shaffer

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

As one can postulate from the title, this is a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey. I am going to keep this review short; I probably shouldn’t have read this book since I only found this book just Okay. On the other hand, it was so over the top and silly at times that I actually laughed out loud a few times. Some of the moments were so stupid and absurd that I had to laugh.

Some of the other moments were just very strange. There were a couple of gross moments which is why I think the author was going for since the original work does have those moments too. The book was a bit too long as well; I do not think novel length parodies are really my thing. It did remind me again how awful the Fifty Shades Trilogy actually is. I think the parody’s Anna is actually smarter than Ana Steele.

I only recommend this book if you have a dark sense of humor and if you found the actual Fifty Shades trilogy funny because it was so very bad.

Read January 30th-31st, 2013.

The best satire or commentary of the trilogy is still Jen Reads 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. She’s on the last book now.


  1. Geoff W says:

    Somedays you just need the ridiculousness of a parody to make you smile! I doubt I’ll ever read the original series or any of the parodies, but they’re fun to see people’s reactions to.

    • athena says:

      Hi Geoff! 50 Shades of Grey is unnecessarily funny as it is. It is funny to read people’s reactions though. So much to critique and make fun of, but it’s a bit sad how popular the books are. Have a good day!

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