Grey, on the other hand, is not original. It's the exact same plot from your stepmom's favorite book, Fifty Shades of Grey, but this time the narrative is told from Christian's perspective instead of his submissive lover Ana's. More than 1.1 million people bought the book in its first week on shelves. We're betting most of those had already bought the same book once before by a different name.
The main characters
Ragtime: Franz Ferdinand! Houdini! Booker T. Washington! It's like all the people you'd say you'd want at your dinner party in order to seem smart. There's too many to name overall, but some are fictional, some actually existed, and all of them come to life.
Grey: There are only two main characters worth nothing: Christian Grey, a rich, powerful entrepreneur, and Anastasia "Ana" Steele, a college student.