Hotel guests may get a shock next time they reach for a copy of the Gideon Bible from their bedside cabinet.
I find it a shock every time I find a bible.
The Damson Dene hotel near Windermere, Cumbria, has decided to replace the book – which is traditionally stocked by British hotels – with copies of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Replace a violent pornographic book with a less violent pornographic book. A good move.
The decision has caused outrage – although many female guests, and some men, are sure to be pleasantly surprised when they discover the best-selling novel in their rooms.
Hotel manager, Wayne Bartholomew said he hit on the idea to swap the books in response to online chatter from his more than 3,200 Facebook contacts.
He said: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey is all that people are talking about at the moment, but I know that some are too shy to buy it for themselves.
‘I thought it would be a special treat for our guests to find it in their bedside cabinet and that includes the men.
Mr Bartholomew said the Gideon Bible was also full of ‘sex and violence,’ but …
…’James’ book is easier to read,’ he said.
A far better choice that that piece of crap from the Gideons.