“Grey” by E.L. James Sells a Staggering 1.1 Million Copies in 4 Days

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The world simply can’t get enough of Christian Grey. As previously reported, E.L. James’ new book, Grey, is the 50-Shades phenomenon retold from Christian’s perspective. If someone you know has locked themselves in their bedroom recently (and has not yet reemerged), Grey might be the reason why.

With e-books, audiobooks, and print copies all included, the book has already sold 1.1 million copies. The LA Times reports that Grey’s publisher, Vintage Anchor, is going into additional print runs which will total in 2.1 million copies. So if you’re looking to turn up the heat even higher on a 90-degree summer day, there should be plenty of opportunities to snag a print copy and disappear inside the perfectly coiffed head of Christian Grey, Seattle’s most enticing and infamous S&M-inclined bachelor.

If you’re still not convinced, Entertainment Weekly has provided an extensive list of lines from Grey, including this charmer: “Her sharp intake of breath is music to my dick.” (p. 348)

Happy reading!

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