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Fifty Shades Darker: 2/3 Paperback – 26 Apr 2012
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THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING FIFTY SHADES Trilogy "In a class by itself." --"Entertainment Weekly"
What Grey and Ana did next: the second novel in the addictive Fifty Shades trilogy.See all Product Description
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Of course, many readers are posting reviews saying how great these books are and in the end it's all down to indivudual taste. Sadly for me, I thought the story had great potential but this seemed to be lost in page after page of descriptive sex. Sorry but it has to be said, this whole thing is a triumph of hype over substance.
The sex scenes are amongst the least erotic I've ever read - Not only was there no 'muscle clenching south of my navel' going on (my libido was busy running as fast as it could in the opposite direction)I found myself being more interested in seeing if there was a page without at least one of the following phrases: 'Oh My', 'Holy Crap', 'Oh', 'Inner Goddess', 'Subconcious', 'Foil Packet' and 'Shattered (there isn't).
The characterisation is two dimensional and cliched, the plot is as diaphanous as one of Ana's (designer obviously) nightgowns, the language is repetitive, un-realistic and irritating and the writing is beyond poor.
I've never read the Twilight series - Oh My, how I wish I could say the same of the 50 Shades books.
I genuinely don't understand how anyone of average or above intelligence can see these books through! The repetativeness of it is actually shocking. If the constant oh my, whoa, or holy crap/cow/moses didn't have you wanting to tear out your own eyes I don't know what will.
Cocking heads. Think back to the last time you ever saw someone actually cock their head. Poor Christian must have whiplash the amount of times that guy cocks his head in a day! Moving on, calling each other by surnames. Who actually does that? Yes it might be comical to call the other half by their surname when being formal now and then but every day? Really? Go home tonight and start calling your partner by their surname and see how long it takes them to ask you why your being "weird".
Next, the sex. I admit I was looking forward to this bit having no experience of bdsm myself. For a book that is supposed to be about something so taboo, you would assume the author would figure that the audience would be over 10 years old and would therefore refrain from referring to Anas vagina as her "sex". I'm willingly reading a book about bdsm. I think I can handle the word vagina.
I get that Mr Grey is the hottest guy alive. I was told every page in the first book his eyes are smouldering gray (ah, and his name is Grey, look how that worked out!) But I don't care who you are, it is impossible to have earth shattering orgasms every time a certain man looks at you.Read more ›
This second book is just 300+ pages of soft porn mixed with Mills & Boon mush! Once again the level of repetition is beyond belief - I strongly recommend that the author buys a thesaurus. However, let's be honest, no one is buying this book for its literary appeal. The sex scenes are pretty much constant in this book but once you have read one you really don't need to read the rest. I actually found myself skipping huge sections because I was just so bored of their shenanigans. The best bits of both books are the emails between Christian and Ana.
I cannot face the 3rd book so I have have a run down of what happens from a friend who has read it!
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