Copy of ​New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Book Has Reportedly Been Stolen

Christian Grey would not be happy about this. Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James has finally penned a novel told from the title character's perspective, but it seems as though a copy of it has been stolen an entire week before the release date.

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The novel simply titled Grey is due to be released to the public on June 18, but a manuscript was found missing on Tuesday, June 9. Police are investigating the disappearance, along with publishers Penguin Randomhouse.

It is feared that the content will be pirated and released before the actual book debuts in book stores and e-reader devices. There's been a huge demand for James to write this book, so the consequences of it being made available before the release date could have some serious financial impact.

Not to mention that it could be altered somehow, which would destroy the integrity of the writing. While the original trilogy has been mercilessly mocked for the style of writing, there was obviously something there -- otherwise it wouldn't have become the phenomenon that it has.

James wrote the new book after her legions of fans begged her tell the story from Christian's point-of-view. She even dedicated it to "those readers who asked ... and asked ... and asked ... and asked for this."

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She's also commented on her reasoning for writing it, outside of her fans' demand. She said, "Christian is a complex character and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past ... Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story."

The book will come out on June 18, which incidentally is Christian Grey's birthday. Unless of course, it comes out on the black market before then...

Would you read a pirated copy of Grey?

 

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