Suicide is So Inconvenient for Lord Moneydick: Chapter 18.3 of EL James’s “Grey”

Previous Post. Okay, folks. I can do this. I can make it to the end of Chapter 18. We pick up with Christian back at his hotel room and it seems that Ana may have melted his icy robot exterior. Let's all gather round to watch this heartwarming moment: In my room, I call Taylor. … Continue reading Suicide is So Inconvenient for Lord Moneydick: Chapter 18.3 of EL James’s “Grey”

Anastasia Steele is Schizophrenic — but in a Totally Cute Way!

If Christian Grey is meant to be a stand-in for Stephanie Meyer's enigmatic and impossibly handsome Edward, Anastasia Steele is our klutzy, self-doubting, introspective Bella. Much like Bella, Anastasia is unique in that she has no personality, but is rather a bland yet idealized version of the author. Even though she has a name that … Continue reading Anastasia Steele is Schizophrenic — but in a Totally Cute Way!

Meet Christian Grey: He’s Hot, Mean, Handsome, Rich, Good-Looking and Hot.

Just in case there was any doubt in your mind, allow me to assure you that 50 Shades of Grey is very, very bad. The fact that its origins can be mentioned in the same breath as "Twilight fanfiction" doesn't leave much room for confusion on this point, but all the same I feel this … Continue reading Meet Christian Grey: He’s Hot, Mean, Handsome, Rich, Good-Looking and Hot.

Why “Romeo and Juliet for the Twilight Generation” Doesn’t Mean as Much as You Think

Over the weekend, clutchers of pearls everywhere reacted to a sound bite from the publicist of the new Romeo and Juliet movie. Said publicist foretold that the upcoming adaptation would be the first Romeo and Juliet specifically tailored to "the Twilight generation," and -- more appallingly -- that while the dialogue would retain "Shakespeare's flavor," … Continue reading Why “Romeo and Juliet for the Twilight Generation” Doesn’t Mean as Much as You Think

Library Ban of 50 Shades of Grey is Almost as Stupid as 50 Shades of Grey

By now, you won't have been able to escapeĀ 50 Shades of Grey, a book written by the middle-aged Twilight and S&M enthusiast, E.L. James. I am eternally grateful that my New York Times project dissolved before this book hit the list. While a part of me feels that I should read something that's become so … Continue reading Library Ban of 50 Shades of Grey is Almost as Stupid as 50 Shades of Grey

Dispatches from the Poop Shelf: Moronic Reviews of Timeless Classics

The spectacular and talented Kate Beaton is responsible for the cartoon above, to which she added the following description on her Tumblr account: I love reading bad reviews of classic books on Amazon and Goodreads. That was all I needed to hurtle myself down this rabbit hole of ridiculousness, so today I bring you three … Continue reading Dispatches from the Poop Shelf: Moronic Reviews of Timeless Classics