50 Shades of Grey Passes Bay County Review

By: Chad Mira
By: Chad Mira

A controversial erotic fiction novel will be available at the Bay County Public Library. Despite it's ban at a number of the nation's libraries, Bay County Public Library officials say they will be loaning "Fifty Shades of Grey" to the public.

When local library officials recently received their copies, they did not put them on the shelves. Because of all of the publicity surrounding the controversial book, they decided instead to convene a review board to determine if it had literary value. This week, the board members cleared the book to immediately go on local library shelves, partly because there are already sixty people signed up on a waiting list to check out the novel.

"Based on that, and the fact that it's appeared in main stream media quite a lot, reviews of it have appeared there quite a lot, the committee determined that it would adhere to the standards of the library," Bay County Public Information Officer Valarie Sale said.

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  • by John Location: Panama City on Jun 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM
    From comments I've read on Amazon, the book isn't that well written with a very cliched plot and characters, and a machine-like repetition of words. AND 60 people are lined up to read it? Hope they enjoy.
  • by michael Location: callaway on Jun 7, 2012 at 04:01 AM
    The local Bay County library is an absolute gem--friendly efficient staff, a variety of cultural events, modern computer system, kid friendly, the new book section, the list could go on for a while---they really have their act together. I trust them implicitly to make the right decision here because of their attention to detail in every other area. Here's hoping that the stuffed shirts in the community leave them alone.
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