Andrew O’Hagan on the Fifty Shades phenomenon

photo of Andrew O'Hagan Each era gets the erotic writing it craves, or deserves – according to Andrew O’Hagan (a hit at this year’s Aye Write!) writing in the London Review of Books about how Fifty Shades of Grey fits into the last few decades of bonkbusters.

“The first thing to say about this decade’s multi-million-selling contributor to the art of terrible writing about sex is that she will not easily be mistaken for Andrea Dworkin. It’s not that Fifty Shades of Grey and E.L. James’s other tie-me-up-tie-me-down spankbusters read as if feminism never happened: they read as if women never even got the vote.”

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