Friday, 27 April 2012
Book review: Fifty Shades of Grey: Darker, by E.L. James
File Size: 962 KB
Print Length: 546 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612130585
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (March 19, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
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Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever ...Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible. But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own ...
I didn't enjoy Fifty Shades of Grey: Darker, the second book in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, nearly as much as I enjoyed the first book.
I found Darker to be very repetitive and found myself skimming through quite a bit of it. There were too many sex scenes in my opinion and I thought that the book needed a better plot. Basically, there was very little plot and too much sex.
Ana's "inner goddess" irritated me in Darker. I was annoyed at how grateful Ana always felt for the attention that Christian gave her. Christian was very controlling and borderline abusive. Ana couldn't even see her long-term friend, Jose, without Chistian getting annoyed. Christian is often portrayed as a very damaged character but Ana is just as damaged as her lover in my opinion. Her self-esteem is very low and she constantly questions if she is worthy to be with Christian. I found it odd that two lovers refer to each other as Miss Steele and Mr. Grey on a regular basis.
However, I found this book to be strangely compelling. I very much wanted to find out the details of Christian's childhood which were revealed in Darker. There was a surprising twist at the end of the book, which I must admit will have me buying the third book, Freed.
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