The erotic novel by E.L. James “50 shades of gray”, which someone reads avidly, while others hate (but still read it), continues its triumphal march around the world. This time, the book won the prestigious British Book Award (in the “Popular Literature” category), which is often called “an Oscar in literature.”
It is not the first award for 49-year-old housewife E.L. James: the writer has been named “Person of the Year” by the U.S. Publishers Weekly magazine, and the Times magazine included her in the list of one hundred most influential people in the world.
It is not surprising because the story of love and passion between inexperienced student Anastasia Steele and handsome billionaire Christian Gray set the record as for the rate of sales, having surpassed such “giants” as a series of “Harry Potter” novels and “Twilight.” More than 30 million copies of the book have been sold in 37 countries.
Of course, Hollywood bosses are already dreaming to quickly begin screening. And we can still wonder who (Matt Bomer, or maybe Ian Somerhalder) will take the whip and show his sweetheart (Mila Kunis?), how to please him.