“ You knew Fifty Shades of Grey was bad, but did you know that it’s so bad that it’s actually ruining other novels with its success? Clandestine Classics, a publisher of erotic e-books, will soon be releasing all of your favorite romance classics, such as Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Sherlock Holmes, with added Fifty Shades of Grey-style sex scenes. You know, just in case Elizabeth Bennet’s tour through the Lake District wasn’t enough to get you going before. ”
Okay, whatever. But then there’s the part of me that’s like you know what? Shut your trap, Jezebel writer. People are reading and engaging with real printed works of fiction and you, Jane Austen enthusiast person, should be happy about that. And people are recommending these books to their friends and talking about them and yeah, it’s kind of a marketing thing and I don’t deny that the book is probably really crappy, but so are most things.
And Sexy Sherlock Holmes isn’t going to ruin anything for anybody, because if you don’t want to think about Holmes and Watson doing it then you just don’t read the book and don’t talk about it and then it will go away.