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Only those who understand irony will get this...
on 13 June 2012
If Fifty Shades of Grey was a glimpse of Upper Class USA, then Fifty Shades of Black and Blue is the Trailer-trash edition. It would be such a shame if the previous reviews put you off this book. It is, in actuality, a very clever parody of the Fifty Shades Trilogy.
Firstly, it CLEARLY states that this is a SAMPLE, not a complete book. So don't buy it if you are expecting a full novel - that is NOT what this is. It's obvious that the full book is still to be released.
Secondly, in case you do not understand what a parody is (as some reviewers don't appear to) this is supposed to be the same story as Fifty Shades. For those reviewers complaining that this was a copy - that is what a parody is!
Thirdly, if you have no sense of humour and do not understand the concept of irony, then do not buy this book. It is written very tongue-in-cheek, from the first person view of a low class girl. Imagine a cheap, trashy, chav-type describing her ideal world and you'll get the picture. Annabelle Stiletto is very cheap and very trashy and this is Fifty Shades from her viewpoint. In this version, Christian (aka Vinnie) wears cheap, shiny fabrics, shirts open to the navel and way too much wear gel. He covers his furniture is plastic to keep it clean.. He probably wears cheap, nasty aftershave too, but no doubt Annabelle will think it's the classiest scent EVER!
After a while the chav-speak will probably get annoying, so I hope the full book is fairly short, because whilst it is very funny to poke fun at the pretentious original, the joke could wear thin after a while.