New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Manuscript Stolen

New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Manuscript Stolen

E.L. James’ latest novel Grey—a retelling of Fifty Shades from Christian Grey’s perspective—has been stolen, reports The Daily Mail. James was spurred on to write the novel by growing fan interest for a story providing insight into the infamous Grey’s troubled background.

Word surfaced that the manuscript went missing this past Monday. In collaboration with Penguin Randomhouse, the police are investigating the theft. Originally due for publication on June 18th (AKA Christian Grey’s birthday), it is feared that the thieves plan to release pirated versions of the novel, or release excerpts to media outlets.

Worry not, Grey readers. Despite the theft, the publisher has confirmed plans of publication are still moving forward.

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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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jyh's picture
jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 11, 2015 - 10:34am

There's an irony, which I shan't exposit.

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Anna Gutmann from Ohio is reading American Gods June 11, 2015 - 11:31am

I'm not really that broken up about this, TBH.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal June 11, 2015 - 7:01pm

One wonders if the early drafts will be any worse prose than the final?

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Vonnegut Check from Baltimore June 12, 2015 - 6:06am

Amateur and pro writers alike shitting on other writers like James or Dan Brown, etc. et al., has become a cliché. It's low-hanging fruit. Can we get a new schtick? Maybe admit our jealousy, at the very least.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 12, 2015 - 10:37am

What else is cliche? Acting as though derision is necessarily derived from jealousy.

Not that I'm against people being nicer.

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Vonnegut Check from Baltimore June 12, 2015 - 11:51am

I never said that mockery necessarily equates jealousy. Sometimes, however, yes, it does. For instance, when writers continuously bash the same writers over and over again, it becomes stale, and one cannot but help to suspect that there is a hint of jealousy from said bashers. Or perhaps we're envious? These writers like James or Lena Dunham, take your pick, while they are doing what they love to do for a living, we sit here bickering from our armchairs. If nothing else, instead of making fun of their stories, we should be discussing the stories' merits and why readers connect so well with them.

Surely, we are the ones deserving of mockery.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 12, 2015 - 12:01pm

My appraisal of the news item as ironic wasn't based on a judgment that the writing was bad.

In any case though, you're right that jokes against extremely popular work often become routine, even memetic, separate from any actual experience with the work being lambasted.

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Vonnegut Check from Baltimore June 12, 2015 - 12:03pm

My appraisal of the news item as ironic wasn't based on a judgment that the writing was bad.

Agreed.

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klaut from London is reading 52 Pickup June 14, 2015 - 3:31am

Does the Daily Mail mean 'stolen'  as 'shared via Dropbox'?

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like June 14, 2015 - 9:55am

The DM story says it was a "finished copy", and the book comes out in a few days, so I guess they mean a hard-copy was taken from the print run. I haven't heard about a leak, so it might've just been a warehouse worker wanting to read it.