50 Shades of Grey was published earlier this year, and has recently blown up in the tabloids due to fanatic readers and rumors of it becoming a movie. With many different reviews on the novel we have seemed to forgotten that this isn’t new; topics based on sex, love, or S&M motives have been around for decades.
There are actually plenty of novels on the subject, just not many have gotten the public’s attention as 50 Shades of Grey. Over seven famous novels have been published based on sex and unusual ideals. Mind you, a novel titled Sweet Addiction written by author Maya Banks was published earlier this year as well, but until recently I never knew such book was written; also based on similar concepts like 50 Shades of Grey, with a more dominant character focus with S&M. Then later this year another steamy one will be on the shelves this November titled Monsieur, written by Emma Becker. It is in common with Sweet Addiction pertaining to profound adultery.
So let’s rewind a little back in time and list out very popular novels on such an elevated topic. Many of them are more graphic and detailed in comparison to 50 Shades of Grey as it seems to have been an easy read.
-The claiming of Sleeping Beauty, by Ann Rice, 1983
-Peyton Place, by Grace Metalious, 1956
-Flowers in the Attic, by V.C Andrew, 1979
-Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H Lawrence, 1928
-Fanny Hill, by John Cleland, 1748, re-printed in 1928
“Flowers in the Attic & Lady Chatterley’s Lover, when printed were too hot to handle and some parts of the novel were actually censored.”- Jill Dunn
So when a housewife won’t watch porn because they’re too classy and would rather read about it, try one of the other naughty novels ladies, it’s more then what you’ll ask for. Buy them at your nearest books store like Coles or Chapters. 50 Shades of Grey is just a piece of what if, there’s so much more to learn!