5 Things We Need to See Christian Address in EL James’ ‘Grey’by Samantha Vincenty | PopCrush
https://instagram.com/p/3YsFpwykRD/ EL James, author of the wildly successful Fifty Shades trilogy, revealed this morning (June 1) that she'll release a new book called Grey on June 18. As the caption in her Instagram announcement explains, the novel will show readers the "he-said" side of Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian's point of view. It's not the first time a popular love story has gotten its script flipped after fans have re-read the first book a million times, and the ink has dried on all the film development contracts. Twilight, the YA vampire romance novel from which Fifty Shades originally drew its inspiration, was narrated entirely by Bella — but author Stephanie Meyer decided to write a follow-up with Edward's version of events called Midnight Sun. Meyer seems to have abandoned her efforts (she's shared parts of the book here), but James simply cannot walk away from market demand. According to the writer (via a press release on James' blog), "This book is dedicated to those readers who asked...and asked... and asked... and asked for this." She goes on to provide some insight into what subjects the book will probe: “Readers know Christian as someone who exercises control in all aspects of his life. His world is neat, disciplined, and empty—until the moment that Anastasia Steele stumbles into his office. What is it about her that captivates him? Why can't he forget her? He is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist.” A storm indeed! The perfect storm of emotion, leather-handled floggers and sexy non-disclosure agreements. We'll have several hundred pages' worth of Mr. Grey's thoughts in a few weeks. But until then, here are five things from the original book (i.e. NOT the movie, necessarily) that we hope he'll delve into — check them out below.