'Anonymous' Novel Is the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for Men

"Anonymous is one of those margin hugging novels that toes the line between a dark, edgy, cult gem and a commercial bestseller..." - Book Knurd


Rock Island, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/03/2013 -- Production of the screen version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is underway with its first scenes being filmed in Vancouver. The novel version, an erotic romance by E.L. James, hit the world by storm in 2011. Now, the book has some competition. “Anonymous,” the new novel by Jason Tanamor, is being hailed as the “Fifty Shades of Grey” for men.

“‘Anonymous’ will do for men what ‘Fifty Shades’ did for women in the sense that men will get excited to read a novel filled with traditionally taboo stories,” Tanamor said. “This isn’t ‘daddy porn’ in any way but there are some strong sexual references that contribute to the plot.”

Anonymous” is set in a prison. When each prisoner bails the water from his toilet bowl the result is a communication system through the drainpipes. To pass the time, the prisoners tell stories to each other. The facts and fictions often get misconstrued with each inmate attempting to one up each other so that his story is the most dynamic of them all. Whether the story is about stalking, strippers or throat chlamydia, each tale plays some role in the healing process.

“‘Anonymous’ is a who’s who that focuses on Unknown, the unofficial leader, who convinces each inmate to accept his action because the crime resulted in much needed legislation,” Tanamor said. “But, as time progresses, even Unknown begins to question his stories. The ending will shock and surprise you.”

Influenced by Chuck Palahniuk (“Fight Club”) and Bret Easton Ellis (“American Psycho”), Tanamor does not disappoint readers of well-crafted, intense, and intelligent writing. “There is a strong mix of humor and in your face craftsmanship,” Tanamor said. “I like to write about the stories that people don’t necessarily like to tell, but like to hear.”

Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online – The Very Best of Stand-Up and Music. He has interviewed the likes of author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club); comedians Demetri Martin, Jim Breuer (SNL, Half Baked), Aisha Tyler (Talk Soup, The Ghost Whisperer), Hal Sparks and Gabriel Iglesias; musicians Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Ann Wilson (Heart), Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless and Gossip Girl), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Henry Rollins (Black Flag); and actor Oscar Nunez (The Office).

He has covered everyone from Steve Martin to Jerry Seinfeld and from Evanescence to President Obama.

“Anonymous” is available on Kindle for $1.99 at ( You can read more about “Anonymous,” including an excerpt at Tanamor is available for interviews.