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.

3 thoughts on “Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin aka Andrew Shaffer

  • Geoff W

    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 (Post author)

      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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