13 Aug 2012

TO THE MANOR BORN.

Personally I'm still not too sure what I think about some of the classics getting a modern twist ....... clever and imaginative OR just plain lazy and lacking in originality? Hmm, I wonder.


With many authors jumping on the 'supernatural' bandwagon, I'm thinking of books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (see my review HERE), I suppose it was only a matter of time before some began jumping on the so-called 'Mommy Porn' bandwagon.


'"Who's this sleeping in my bed?" asked the daddy bear..."Get lost," breathed Goldilocks, her bosoms heaving. "I'm waiting for little Jack Horney"'

With EL James' Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy proving so popular publisher Total E-Bound have decided to give a wide range of classics a sexy makeover.

Not a huge fan of the classics myself BUT from what I have read there is already a certain amount of sexual tension/eroticism in many of these books.
Ok so it may not be as blatant, as obvious, as in books such as Fifty Shades but it is, without doubt, there, gently simmering away.

Anyway,

To take a look at just one of the 'books' featured in this article on the subject, (you can check the rest HERE) I bring you .......


Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Bronte and Sierra Cartwright
(With new bits in bold).

“I ask you to pass through life at my side — to be my second self, and best earthly companion. For that fate you have already made your choice, and must abide by it. Jane, be still a few moments, you are over-excited. I will be still too.” My master captured my wrists and secured them behind my back, imprisoning me and preventing my movements... With my pain, I choked back a cry and whispered, “I cannot, Mr Rochester, by all that is holy.” “Be still, Jane, I implore you,” he interjected.

He exerted the force of his will as effortlessly as he schooled my person, relentlessly and with an inexorable force, he commanded me against his body. Those torrid throbbings of desire filled my deepest recesses.

So, what thinks you? A fan of the classics, do you mind these being sexified? If not, which book(s) do you think could do with an updating?


PS Apologies that there is no Media Monday post today, there will be a double edition next Monday.

13 comments:

NRIGirl said...

Yes, I mind; but who cares?

dr.antony said...

Yes, I mind.Very seriously !
I dont know what kind of rights we have these days.

Jeannie said...

I was not so impressed by Fifty Shades - it was a pornified Harlequin romance and therefore, formulaic and predictable. And most of the sex scenes weren't my cup of tea either.

I think they should leave the classics alone - isn't that plagiarism? I did read the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - it was fun for about a chapter and then fizzled for me.

Kelly said...

You know...there are just some things that are best left to the imagination.

GMR said...

Umm....yeah. My answer? No thank you. *-* To each their own...

As for the classics with a twist, some work; some don't. Wasn't a fan of the one you mentioned, but Little Vampire Women wasn't that bad.

(Nice choice on the signature today though....a red feather pen....fits perfectly. LOL)

Suko said...

I also think we should leave more up to the imagination. No need to tamper with the classics in this regard.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I don't mind re imagining the classics... however... NO to the BDSM type for Jane Eyre. You would have to reinvent the characters, not just insert the naughty bits.

naida said...

oh no! *the horror* I cannot imagine Darcy and Lizzie from P&Prejudice or any of Austens characters for that matter, getting down and dirty. It just seems wrong! lol
Turning them into zombies or vampires, is fine by me. But I draw the line at mixing erotica with the classics.

The Golden Eagle said...

It doesn't really surprise me that people are adding on to the classics. I can't see reading any of the "mommy porn" myself, but I'm sure it will find an audience.

anilkurup said...

Stereotyping writings such as Jane Eyre?
I don't care what people may classify it. Can we call "Lady Chatterly's Lover", porn?

carol said...

I have no trouble with re-imaginings of classics, but just adding bits to the original seems wrong to me.

DMS said...

I don't mind when classics are given a modern twist or update- because there are people that may enjoy them. These aren't books that I would be interested in reading, but it sounds like the 50 Shades fans will be all over these. I do think that the whole book should be rewritten and updated though, not just adding some spicy scenes.
~Jess

Heather said...

Oh go for it if it gets people reading more. perhaps the original authors really would have liked to have included a bit more spice themselves. Would I read them? I have read some zombie and vampire mash ups and they were funny and most enjoyable.