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J.K. Rowling Has No Desire To Read 50 Shades Of Grey

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E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey has become the best-selling British book of all time and even blew Harry Potter out of the water.

But that doesn't mean Potter's creator has also been whipped into the frenzy!

Despite the record-breaking sales figures, J.K. Rowling doesn't really give a damn and doesn't have any desire to waste her time on the guilty pleasure!

In a recent interview, the world-famous author revealed, "I promised my editor I wouldn't [read it]."

You'd think she might at least be CURIOUS to read the erotic fan fiction that beat out her magical boy wonder, but NOPE!

When asked if she feels like she may be missing out on the landmark literature of our time, she responded:

"Not wildly."

So there ya have it!

Mz. James may have won over the elicit hearts and dirty minds of the general public, but she hasn't quite earned respect from one of the most celebrate authors of our time.

Maybe that can change if she follows Rowling's lead and switches genres for her next novel!

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20 comments to “J.K. Rowling Has No Desire To Read 50 Shades Of Grey

  1. 1

    Good call. The book is crap.

  2. kayceekay says – reply to this


    50 shades is the fastest selling but get your facts straight Perez. Harry potter has sold 450 million copies whereas 50 shades of grey 40 million. Not exactly blowing Harry potter out of the water. douche.

  3. Gonzo says – reply to this


    The author should change the title to "50 Shades of Crap".

  4. Leslie says – reply to this


    Smart woman not to read that poorly written crap. And, no it hasn't outsold Harry Potter.

  5. 5

    Are you kidding me? Best selling British book? Not even close. Did you pull this "fact" out of your ass?
    And I wouldn't imagine that actual writers would want to read poorly written, fan fiction garbage. Seriously, so repetitive and bad.

  6. 6

    I'm sorry, but J.K. Rowling is a writer. This stupid chick is on par with the Twilight fiasco. Good on Rowling.

  7. Riddlers says – reply to this


    Grey may have outsold Harry Potter on Amazon (you know, the place people buy ebooks?), but hard copy wise, I doubt these book made a dent. The Harry Potter series just came out on the kindle….some of us, like me, have plenty of hard copy books in their book shelves. I have at least three copies of the Harry Potter series because I've read them so many times. So yeah, you should fix that.

  8. 8

    I'm so glad all the comments are by like minded people who thought the book was garbage! If I have to hear one more sexually deprived twat woo over Christian Grey I'm gonna start whipping myself! But er not in a pleasurable way!

  9. 21stCenturyGirl says – reply to this


    Good decision. That book is full of shit. School kids can write better than that. No story line, no plot, nothing at all. People are reading that book for fun. I dunno why I bothered to read that crap.

  10. tunabilbil says – reply to this


    50 Shades is GARBAGE!

  11. 11

    smart woman, at least her brain isn't her vagina like all the horny idiots out there

  12. JS says – reply to this


    Switching genres will not win her respect from the writing community. Studying her craft and improving her writing is the only thing that will help Ms. James win the respect of any writer (or avid reader for that matter).

  13. Alba says – reply to this


    FINALLY a woman that agrees with me!!! For all us who struggled with oppression and fought for women's rights and then to see this junk being celebrated as the new coming is absolutely APPALLING!!! It almost feels like women are glamorizing this era when we were controlled; well ladies, having lived and fought against oppression for myself and for our daughters, it's crappy!!!!

  14. 14

    "Fifty Shades of BORING" is one of the worst books I've ever read. With shitty writing like "he touched me there" and "he reached for a foil packet" and non-stop references to how gorgeous she, lover and her best friend and her lover are, this dud is AWFUL. And <SPOILER ALERT!!> NOTHING HAPPENS other than poorly written "straight woman porn" because we learn the "contract" the entire book is based on is NOT VALID. UGH!!! HORRIBLE BOOK!

  15. 15

    50 Shades sucked d*ck, literally. I shouldn't have wasted a penny on the books. Only read one and then gave the rest away.

  16. MC COY says – reply to this


    GOOD GIRL ….




  17. 17

    as per usual I see people slagging this book who Im sure as hell havent even read it. Just mimmiking what others have said. If it were that bad it really wouldnt have taken the world by storm. People arent that stupid. The writing does the job intended.

  18. anon says – reply to this


    plot aside (which is god-awful), the writing for 50 shades of grey is TERRIBLE. omg its absolutely gross. jk rowling would never lower herself enough to read that crappy writing. its an insult to REAL writers everywhere.

    im glad ms. james had fun writing her fan fiction, but seriously, thats all it is. badly written fan fiction.

  19. 19

    Re: PHWOARR – Many reasons the book "took the world by storm" is because it is so bad. I have read several reviews about this book saying people should read it, not because it's good because it is so hilariously bad. My friend and I read 50 Shades of Grey and part of 50 Shades Darker and we just laughed at how horribly bad it was. The childish writing and repetitive "he touched me down there" and "holy shit/fuck/Moses was too mich to handle. This woman needed writing lessons, plain and simple and a better editor because we found several mistakes. It's funny to think that people actually consider this good writing

  20. Pristine says – reply to this


    50 shades of grey is the best selling british book of all time??? Really??? REALLY???!?? One would think you would look up these things before making dumb comments like this Perez! And btw, no one in their right mind would compare Harry potter to the likes of 50 shaded of grey n that twilight garbage. JK Rowling is a brilliant author. She has created a world that is compelling and completely unique whereas EL James and stephenie meyer are bored housewives who love having sexual fantasies about younger men and then writing them down and calling them "novels"….lol.