If you're a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, you may or may not be psyched to hear about this new book by former President Ronald Reagan's daughter, Patti Davis. Her new erotic novel Till Human Voices Wake Us is a lesbian love story that Davis published herself. Davis, whose previous works were non-fiction accounts profiling her dad and her famous friends, attests that this new novel of hers isn't "a Fifty Shades of whatever. It's a love story."
Hmm. Then how would she explain this passage?
She knew my body long before she 'knew' it in the biblical sense. She stood beside me as I studied my naked self in a full-length mirror a week after giving birth to Nathan. 'Oh my God,' I moaned, lifting up the loose skin across my abdomen. 'I'm a bloodhound.'
That's some E.L. James shit right der if I've ever seen it.
Thing is, I don't understand why Davis is trying to distance herself from the Fifty Shades series. It's one of the most popular books, worldwide, of all time. Sure, it's not the pinnacle of literary technique, but guess what? It sells. It makes money, and it's made the author very, very rich.
If Davis knew what was good for her, she'd probably welcome the comparisons to the Christian/Ana saga. Fifty Shades copycats, whether they were intended that way or not, have been very successful in their own right. There's no reason to not gain readers that way.
I mean, if anyone should understand that the trickle-down effect, shouldn't it be Davis?
Till Human Voices Wake Us is an e-book on sale now for $2.99.
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