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Hi guys, I'm Anushka (or Annie, if you like). I'm a serial reader and a more-than-occasional reviewer and I like to mention authors by their names in my reviews. (Ha! Suck it GoodReads!)

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey - Fanny Merkin,  Andrew Shaffer One word : Hilarious

Those of you who have read 50 Fifty Shades of Grey will enjoy this thoroughly and if you haven't, good for you. Don't ever do that mistake.
But now I think finally all my sufferings that I went through have paid off, this one was an absolute gem. There was never a dull moment in this book and for a parody, it was fairly well written.

I really loved it when Twilight was also roped in while making a spoof, being an avid hater of both Stephenie Meyer and E.L. James, this book was a laugh riot for me. Like in 50 Shades, Christian used to be turned on when Ana bit her lower lip, in this one his button was when Anna picked her nose and that was so goddamn hilarious, and here instead of a list of rules Earl Grey had prepared a 1,200 pages long quiz. One of its question was -

I am:

a) Team Edward
b) Team Jacob
c) Team Edward does Jacob


This book is filled with these ridiculous references to Twishit, 50 Shades trilogy and fanfics in general.

This para was my favorite and its actually very true (about Grey's character) -
“You act like there’s something wrong with you, like everything you enjoy is embarrassing or scary. News flash, Mr Grey: This isn’t 1950 or whatever. Your sexual tastes aren’t as shocking or as deviant as you think. Neither is anything else you like. Maybe if you didn’t take your fifty shames so seriously, I wouldn’t be so compelled to laugh at them.

In the end there is a list of 50 things Earl Grey is ashamed of and it gut-busting funny but I actually agree with one of them - I really don't get Mad Men either. (What's so great about that show?) :

And, in acknowledgements he even thanked S. Meyer for inspiration. Fanny Merkin is seriously the coolest parody-writer!

If you've read and hated Twilight & 50, you HAVE to read this!

I leave you with my most liked quote-
" I gaze into his gazing eyes gazingly like a gazelle gazing into another gazelle’s gazing gaze."