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Fifty Shades Darker by E L James
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Fifty Shades Darker (original 2011; edition 2012)

by E L James

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Title:Fifty Shades Darker
Authors:E L James
Info:The Writer's Coffee Shop (2012), Edition: First, Paperback, 394 pages
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Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James (2011)

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  thepageparamour | Sep 9, 2018 |
This was a surprised for me. I thought that I wasn't going to continue on with this series but I ended up doing it because something about it had me hooked and I had to find out what happened. One minute I was saying I was going to read a page or two and the next minute I was already in two or three chapters further than when I started. My only problem was that there were quite a few words that I didn't understand and that peeves me a bit. ( )
  WormsReview | Aug 31, 2018 |
I freely admit that I am probably one of the select few in the lifestyle who actually enjoys these books. With that being said, I am able to get the "Twilight" reference. However, I still found myself engrossed in the second book in the trilogy. I didn't get through it as fast as I did the first one, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. It's nowhere near as perverse as my favorite, "120 Days of Sodom," but that's in another category entirely. Perhaps a bit on the Stockholm Syndrome spectrum, but who am I to judge? We all like what we like, and the main characters obviously enjoy one another. Live and let live, I say.

As an aside, I could tell that a lot of the same words were used ad nauseam, mostly certain phrases and whatnot. It wasn't enough to ruin the story for me, but that part became a bit monotonous. ( )
  sealford | Jul 10, 2018 |
Ebbene sì lettori miei, l'ho detto e l'ho fatto.
Sapete che sono una lettrice curiosa e quindi non mi sono tirata indietro davanti all'uscita di Darker perché checché se ne dica dobbiamo solo a E.L. James la sdoganazione di questo genere nel nostro paese. Poi può non piacere, ma è indubbio che prima di 50 Sfumature il romanzo erotico (non necessariamente BDSM) era relegato alla collana Harmony.
Constato ciò, veniamo al libro.

Come ho già detto in altri post, a me la serie di 50 Sfumature all'epoca era piaciuta e, dei tre, Cinquanta Sfumature di Nero era quello che mi era piaciuto di più.
Poi è uscito Grey. E sì, non aggiungeva niente alla storia di per sé, ma a me era piaciuto molto più di Cinquanta Sfumature di Grigio e di conseguenza mi aspettavo una gamma di emozioni simili anche in questo.
Purtroppo Darker non è stato all'altezza delle aspettative, già basse di per loro.
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Questa è gelosia. Ecco come ci si sente: svuotato e sanguinante dentro, del tutto privo di autocontrollo. Non mi piace. Non mi piace affatto.
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Il libro si fa leggere senza alcun problema, infatti come i libri precedenti è scorrevole e benché le scene siano una ripetizione del pov di Ana hanno un loro perché viste dal punto di vista del nostro dominatore.
Quindi cos'è che non mi ha convinta?
Beh, a dire la verità è stato proprio Christian.
In tutta onestà non ho riletto Grey, quindi non ricordo se la cosa era uguale anche in quel volume, ma in questo il nostro protagonista pare soffrire di personalità multipla.
Tutti facciamo monologhi con noi stessi, ma nel caso di Christian Grey in Darker la cosa si riduce a:
«Mi lascerà.»
«Non può lasciarmi.»
«È ancora qui.»
Queste tre battute ci sono più o meno in ogni pagina, a grandi linee così come ve le ho scritte e no, non distribuite nella pagina, ma tutte insieme.
Christian ripete queste tre battute infinite volte per tutto il libro.
Se per una prima metà il libro mi stava anche piacendo e mi coinvolgeva nonostante il loop mentale del nostro protagonista, da metà in poi mi sono ritrovata a sbuffare.
Com'è possibile che in Cinquanta Sfumature di Nero il mio pensiero fosse "Oh, che bello, la caratterizzazione di Christian è ampliata" a "Dove sono i pensieri di Ana sulla sua dea interiore?" ?
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Abbasso lo sguardo su Ana. Ha le labbra socchiuse e le ciglia disegnano ombre sottili sulle guance pallide. È serena, bellissima, e io potrei stare a guardarla per sempre.
Ma a volte sa dare davvero del filo da torcere.
Chi l’avrebbe mai detto?
E il lato ironico è che… credo che mi piaccia.
Lei fa sì che io mi metta in discussione.
Lei fa sì che io metta in discussione qualunque cosa.
Lei fa sì che io mi senta vivo.
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Darker non è un brutto libro, piacerà sicuramente alle amanti della serie, ma a chi - come me - si aspettava qualcosa in più, lascerà sicuramente un po' di amaro in bocca. ( )
  jeky91 | Jun 15, 2018 |
Well, the author tried to develop the characters more. Most notably giving Mr. Taylor a wife and and child, who we never met and remained unnamed. One of Christian's subs decided to attack.. Mr. Hyde was - surprise, surprise, a near rapist.

Yeah.. I'll probably update this review later. For now, at least I finished it. ( )
  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
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For Z and J
You have my unconditional love, always.
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He's come back.
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Congratulations on your first day at work.
I hope it went well.
And thank you for the glider. That was very thoughtful.
It has pride of place on my desk.
Christian
AUCTION GIFTS AND GRACIOUS DONORS
FOR COPING TOGETHER


Signed baseball Bat from the Mariners-
Dr. Emily Mainwaring

Gucci Purse, Wallet & Hey Ring-Andrea Washington

One-Day Voucher for Two at Esclava, Bravern Center-
Elena Lincoln

Landscape and Garden Design-
Gia Matteo

Coco De Mer Coffert & Perfume Beauty Selection-
Elizabeth Austin

Venetian Mirror-Mr. and Mrs. J. Bailey

Two Cases of Wine of Your Choice form Alban Estates-
Alban Estates

Two VIP Tickets for XTY on Concert-
Mrs. L. Yesyov

Race Day at Daytona-EMC Britt Inc.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, First Edition-
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Oil Painting, Into the Blue by J. Trouton-Kelly Trouton

Gliding Lesson-Seattle Area Soaring Society

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Portland-the Heathman Hotel

One-Weekend Stay in Aspen, Colorado (Sleeps Six)-
Mr. C. Grey

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Moored in St. Lucia-Dr. &Mrs. Larin

One Week at Lake Adriana, Montana (Sleeps Eight)-
Mr. & Dr. Grey
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…
Congratulations, Miss Steele
And all on your own!
No help form your over friendly, neighborhood, megalomaniac CEO
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Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

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