Possibly the only thing more widespread than the book itself is the number of people playing off the title of “50 Shades of Grey” (suggested formula: “50 Shades of” + [insert word that is not ‘Grey’ here]). Some have taken it several steps further and published full parody novels of the bestselling book, as seen above.

Says one HuffPost commenter: “Literature is doomed.” Agree to disagree? Or just agree? And aren’t you just teensiest bit intrigued by “A Coupla Shades of Taupe”?

17 Shades of Parodies, Knockoffs, and Tie-ins