Hands up who hasn’t read E L James’s 50 Shades of Grey. Thought so. While us girls have been enjoying the S&M trilogy (sales of duct tape are apparently soaring), blokes now have their own erotic fiction – or should that be d*ck lit…
Author Brian W Aldiss has just re-released his Horatio Stubb’s trilogy about (bear with us…) a soldier and his formative sexual years So will it be to men what Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have been to millions of women around the world? To find out, we asked writer Josh Woodfin to have a read in this week’s issue of Grazia.
‘Aimed at men, the books follow Horatio as he grows up, gets touched up, does some touching up, goes to war and becomes an older, wiser, more worldly but no less randy, man’, writes Josh. No Red Room of Pain, then?
So are we on the brink of a d*ck lit phenomenon? Will our blokes be reading about A Soldier Erect (we kid you not) on the sunlounger next to us as we turn to the best bits (you know the pages we're talking about) in 50 Shades?
Check out Josh’s verdict in this week’s Grazia, on sale now.
Picture credit: Neale Haynes