From The Economist:

TAKE the plot of “Jane Eyre” (rich man with issues falls for innocent young lass), strip away the introspection, add some S&M sex and you have “Fifty Shades of Grey”. E.L. James’s novel is the hottest book so far this year, having sold 2m copies in three weeks in America.

The book’s appeal is obvious, says James Hall, the author of “Hit Lit”, who claims to crack “the code” of bestsellers…(click on the picture to read more).