Call it mommy porn, call it bad writing, call it whatever you want. E.L. James’s “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy is undeniably a mega-bestseller. More than 10 million copies of the books have been sold so far. But not everyone wants to pay for their literary titillation.
The "New York Times" wrote Tuesday that the popularity of “50 Shades of Grey” has forced libraries around the country to take a look at their rules on erotica, and some librarians have banned the trilogy.
If the Santa Clara County Library system has rules to keep erotica off the shelves, the 50 Shades franchise must not meet the definition. The system has 120 copies in circulation, and every one is checked out. The waiting list is 388 patrons long.
The has 27 holds on five copies of Playaway audio versions, and all downloadable electronic copies have holds, too. Looks like you'll have to jump in line for your risqué reading, that is, if you don't want to pay for it.
Have you read “50 Shades of Grey?” What do you think - worth the hype? Is it suitable material for the Campbell Library's shelves?