Pardon me, do you have any Poupon Grey? From thoughtful essay to through skewering this next review takes a look at Fifty Shades Of Stupid: The Real Man's Guide To The World's Stupidest Book by Poupon Grey. If you've read my review for A Million Shades Of Green: The Real Story Behind Fifty Shades Of Grey then you already know that that essay was actually written by an action-thriller author, Sean Black. The funny thing is this essay/review is written by another author who usually writes "A Man's Man" type of stories, for you see "Poupon Grey" is actually a pseudonym (chosen exclusively to skewer Fifty Shades Of Grey with) being used by one Warren Murphy. If you have no clue who he is Warren Murphy is the co-author and creator of the long running Destroyer book series, and its rough and rugged central hero Remo Williams. (And that would be the Remo Williams in the books and not the sad adaptation that made it to the screen.)
To say that I immensely enjoyed this little piece would be an understatement. Grey/Murphy takes trashing Leonard and her book and makes it into an art form. The only thing I can say that I hated about it was that it was too short, and I can only but hope that someday Murphy will be brave enough to trudge through Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed and then resurrect Poupon Grey twice more to give them what they deserve.
Grey/Murphy provides such hilarious observations as:
"To get a better sense of the book, it might be better to read one page of it while vomiting and sticking a fork in your eye, because Fifty Shades is, quite possibly, the worst-written book you're ever likely to find, even in the dismal, dumb, unliterary world of porno fiction."
And when commenting on Christian Grey's life aside from bondage, as in how Leonard never really indicates exactly what he does at his multi-bazillion dollar conglomerate, Murphy speculates that:
"It would seem, therefore, that E.L. James' research and preparation for writing this book consisted of only one thing, daydreaming about the characters in the book Twilight."
Best of all, however, is when he turns his attention to that area that scares us all, Anastasia Steele's massive whisker biscuit:
"There is a lot of mention of Ana's pubic hair. When given the image of a college senior, who's a virgin, sporting a massive bush, we think of an awkward, hideous, greaseball with zero social skills and no friends. You know, a young sex author in training."
Wait a minute, was he describing Anastasia Steele, or young Erika Leonard with that statement?
Despite the fact that this is such a short work it is well worth the $0.99 price, and believe me I haven't even scratched the surface because Fifty Shades Of Stupid is hilarious from start to finish. Mr. Murphy, I salute you, and I give this little essay Six Stars, and believe me it's worth every one.
Here is where you can get your copy of Fifty Shades Of Stupid: The Real Man's Guide To The World's Stupidest Book:
Barnes & Noble
Be sure to check this one out, and keep a clean pair of underwear handy (and no it won't be because your "Inner Goddess" is weeping with joy either. Hhehehehehehehe.)
See you after vyle!