If I haven’t made this evidently clear already, let me try again – literally nothing goes amiss from Twitter’s radar. The creative conglomerate that takes pride in the many meme gates it births and trends, is also the epicentre of discoveries and announcements even before the mainstream media wakes up and smells the coffee. So, naturally it is always breaking news in the Twitterverse that then ride the highs of hashtags. In fact, we have another trending hashtag to tend to and its about Coronavirus, no less. No, we haven’t found the cure/vaccine yet. But we definitely something in our hands – a ‘viral’ erotica and not in the way the internet works. Yeah, that’s a sub-genre introduced to the world of books by a book named ‘Kissing The Coronavirus’.
I’m not making this up; I can’t even if I want to. Written by M J Edwards, the book is touted as a ‘steamy tale about forbidden love’ between this doctor and the virus itself (?!) Apparently it is being sold on Amazon with a description that reads, “Dr Alexa Ashingtonford is a part of a crack team of scientists tasked with finding the cure to the devastating Coronavirus. Little did she know she would end up falling in love with it, in this steamy viral-erotica.” The poster has a woman kissing a green-colored man covered that we wish we could call Hulk. And she is on crack alright!
. @siddharth3 brought this to my notice and I am now scarred beyond repair.
I also want to read it. Just for science. pic.twitter.com/OuoRwKzutS
— Narayani Basu (@narayani_basu) September 29, 2020
Needless to Twitter was quick to call it what it is. Some even want to read the 16-page book which is priced at Rs 76 on Kindle. While some want to do it for the sake of science the rest are mighty impressed by the author’s honesty in the bio of her debut book as it is “her attempt at trying to pay the bills following her job loss.”
I really like the last par of the description
— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) September 29, 2020
— Ushinor Majumdar (@_Ushinor) September 29, 2020
And it’s just a dollar. I’m happy to spend it. This will be a bestseller.
— Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) September 29, 2020
The Shape of Water 2 https://t.co/DS3gEd4nAq
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) September 29, 2020
— Deepanjana (@dpanjana) September 29, 2020
I feel like human evolution may be over. 😭 https://t.co/UPSwghj8W8
— Julie Owen Moylan (@JulieOwenMoylan) September 29, 2020
Hell is empty and all the devils are here🙈 https://t.co/Wxc7avcyMb
— Lydia (@lydia_hazel) September 29, 2020
Now, I’m a AI anthropologist not an epidemiologist but this still seems like a really bad idea to me 😀 https://t.co/DQQc34G20f
— Dr Beth Singler 🤖 (@BVLSingler) September 29, 2020
Things do happen when you are part of a crack team. https://t.co/loDmhu9NNr
— Aniket Pathak (@HafizKafir) September 29, 2020
I regret to inform you that white women have found yet another non-human object to have sex with https://t.co/uBDetrIDlY
— Samuel 🌲🚂 (@nedzivssamuel) September 29, 2020
I haven’t even read this but as far as I’m concerned it’s the greatest book of 2020. https://t.co/YjeAo1dKab
— Bunty Fox-Cotton 🤠 (@BingoLittle75) September 29, 2020
— Anjani K Vatsa (@ankuvat) September 29, 2020
Okay, I felt that.
In all honesty, I’m not surprised. We live in a world where naag and naagins make out in TV shows. Okay, fine that was a stretch but what about the woman who hits her head, falls in the suitcase and gets trapped? I mean clearly, East or West, we truly have some extra imaginative minds at work. Some food for thought, eh?