Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) Fifty Shades Darker discussion


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Maria Margarida Marques It is a wonderful book.. Very thinkable.. :)


Haidi Yes, I enjoyed it too. I liked that there was "hope" for someone like Christian and that with lots of love from people around him he was able to heal.

I found myself skimming through all the sex scenes just to get to the next bit of the story line, because afterall, there is only so many ways you can describe sex. But I didn't let that bother me, I enjoyed the bits of story inbetween.


Tracey I was the same with all three books got bored of the sex so skipped it just like the story behind it all loved these books, has got me back into reading in a big way.


Sweekruti Haidi wrote: "Yes, I enjoyed it too. I liked that there was "hope" for someone like Christian and that with lots of love from people around him he was able to heal.

I found myself skimming through all the sex s..."


same here


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* I skimmed through many of the sex scenes as well, a bit overdone


Nichole I didn't find it necessary to skim the sex scenes in this book... they were much shorter than they were in book 1.


message 7: by Imogene (last edited Sep 29, 2012 01:00AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Imogene True. Sex scenes are shorter here and it has more story on it. And I agree it is better than the first book.

But, I got sick with all the foreplay and sex scenes. Especially with the TAMPON scene. They still caressed each other after they did the deed when she's having her period. While I was reading that part, i'm like "go get cleaned up first!!!"


Norma The story of Chrisitan and Ana was a great love story of 2 people looking for love without realizing they are. There is a true love story in the book along with the BDSM wirtten in the story. The Journey of Chrisitan and Ana was very profound that you had to have hope for this relationship, no matter good or Bad. Yes I truly loved the Whole story, and will tell friends to read this series.


Everlie Norma wrote: "The story of Chrisitan and Ana was a great love story of 2 people looking for love without realizing they are. There is a true love story in the book along with the BDSM wirtten in the story. The J..."very well put could not have said it better.


message 10: by Quia (new) - rated it 4 stars

Quia Definitely an erotica with plot.


Carol So many people downed the book, but I am glad to hear that others liked it. I really enjoyed the love story story it told. It was fun to read!


Norma Thank's!! Carolyn, so many people hate to see a book like Fifty Shade's of grey to sell over a million plus in less than a year, so they have to find a reason to hate the books without even reading one page. I personly don't pick what I read by what people say. Enjoy what love to read, that's all that counts.


message 13: by Jenna (new) - rated it 1 star

Jenna i just didnt like the way it was written to many repetitive phrases and i agree the sex scenes got boring i also had to start skimming it had potential to be a good book


Haidi I agree with you Jenna, there was way too many repetitive phrases, but ignoring that and skimming the sex scenes it was a very enjoyable book.


Ushlah The enthusiasm I had for the first novel got lost in the middle of this book. Another Kinky F**kery erotic novel. As I have said about the first novel this is also a book for women not for men. This book refers to & continues with the first book where Anastasia leaves Christian & where they get back together and she starts living together with him again.
The interest of this book just flows away with the crap by involving Jack (Ana’s boss) & Christian’s Ex ah yeah & the Charlie Tango incident….. Holy Crap!!!
That’s all hilarious stuff.
Anyways finally at last Anastasia agree to marry Christian –Finally….
So the third book will be all about their family life (I hope)


Adormina Maria Klingsporn Hi Carolyn , I agree with you. So many people downed the book(I'm sure that those who pretend to not like this book are deceitful hypocrites or those which do not accept that you can love in different ways), but I am glad to hear that others liked it. I really enjoyed the love story story it told. It was fun to read!.- Love story is pretty and it could to be true. It was beautiful how love & relationship changed over time.Anyone can personally decide what they like and what kind of sex wants. But reading - (only reading)- about this that someone likes something else, I do not see nothing wrong in this, or disgusting.Regards


Carol Adormina wrote: "Hi Carolyn , I agree with you. So many people downed the book(I'm sure that those who pretend to not like this book are deceitful hypocrites or those which do not accept that you can love in differ..."

Thank you for your comment, Adormina. I'm glad to hear from you. The book really was enjoyable & I loved the two main characters. :)


Alanna The only thing "thinkable" about this book is why God, WHY did I buy all three of them!? I should have stopped after the first one, but sheer and utter curiosity made me read the other 2.

My reason for disliking it doesn't even have anything to do with the subject matter. It's just terribly written!

But, kudos to those who took a real and genuine interest in it.


Ilana the first time that i read the series i felt like i focused a lot on the sex and less on the story. the 2nd time around though i really picked up on the relationships and development of the plot itself and realized that it's a nice story. gives you a good perspective on damaged people and how the innocence and goodness in someone can be brought out if someone cares enough


Carol I do hope that there is a fourth book but I would like to read Christians point of view as they started in the last book. they were great books with a great story line to them. awesome job.


message 21: by Mona (new) - rated it 3 stars

Mona I stopped reading on the third book, really i see it kind of imaginary!!! most of the rich ppl want to show up wz celebrity!! i mean it is amazing book that i wish really to have something like that in my life, the guy who core his heart & melt me between his hands! but i never saw this in real life! in real life ppl are demanding!


message 22: by KJ (new) - rated it 5 stars

KJ Ilana wrote: "the first time that i read the series i felt like i focused a lot on the sex and less on the story. the 2nd time around though i really picked up on the relationships and development of the plot i..."

Same Here! I couldn't agree more. Well said Ilana.


message 23: by Kat (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kat Dornelly I enjoyed the entire series...I like the fact that Darker and Freed focused less on the sex and more on the story. Despite all the negative comments and reviews I got from people who had only read the first book, I went ahead, read the series and enjoyed every word, every page.


message 24: by Beans (last edited Dec 13, 2012 05:57AM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Beans I stopped reading about 3/4 through this book. I got sick of skimming over boring sex scenes and repetitive phrases. The storyline would have kept me interested, but it was just too hard to get through the "inner goddess" junk.
I kinda liked the first book, but the second one seemed like unnecessary drama added just to keep the sex coming.


Maricris Ablay for me second book is better than the first one... it made christian grey more human, more lovable and anastasia becomes his angel...


Catherine Byrne I agree totally with Alanah and Aosoth and think they desrves a medal for reading as much as they did. After getting 1/4 the way through i gave up, but did go back and try again (because I was assured that I would eventually get 'hooked') I wasn't. (and that was book 1) It does have the potential of a good story in the hands of a good writer. It is badly written to the extreme and all the inner goddess stuf was downright annoying. And I and the thousand who agree with me take exception to being called deceitful hypocrites just because we do not like a book!


message 27: by Bleuz00m (last edited Feb 05, 2013 12:10PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Bleuz00m [Updated] Carol wrote: "I do hope that there is a fourth book but I would like to read Christians point of view as they started in the last book. they were great books with a great story line to them. awesome job."

Note to Carol and others seeking a version of this trilogy from the "Christian Grey" character's point of view: there are several fanfic websites that attempt to do this.

[Note the entire genre of fanfic versions of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." There are some 2,500 + such books still flying off book store shelves.]

Christian Grey POV fanfic versions to avoid:
From the few I've seen, many are just awful, frankly, with little more than badly-revamped sex scenes strung together with terrible grammar -- e.g, 'would of' instead of 'would have' -- and bizarrely mis-placed words, like 'meniscus' for 'hilt' or 'root.' The rest of them are little more than cut-and-paste text studded with fantasy-laced 'bride book' -- star-filtered pictures of wedding dresses, bridal reception frippery, hotel promotional image travelogues -- to (ahem) "flesh out" Christan and Ana's honeymoon trip. No question that these bride book versions have been underwritten by travel agents or wedding coordinators eager to cash in on the "Fifty Shades.." craze.

Christian Grey fanfic version to consider reading:
http://www.christiangrey50shades.blog... .

This Christian Grey POV writer succeeds in adding character rendering and motivation to Christian's actions. This author's writing includes background on several of the secondary characters as well, notably: the security chief Jason Taylor. Christian's second in command, Ros Bailey, and the deux ex machina character, Dr John Flynn. There is also a separate series of posts written from the point of view of the character, Dr Grace Trevelyan-Gray.

At last check, this fanfic site,
christiangrey50shades.blogspot.com, covers Christian POV of the "Fifty Shades.." trilogy's Book 1 and Book 2, in English, Spanish, Portuguese.

So-called 'fanfic' is a rich tradition. May we please recall the wonderful Tom Stoppard play, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," for starters?


message 28: by Replicant Rachel (new)

Replicant Rachel Bleuz00m wrote: "Carol wrote: "I do hope that there is a fourth book but I would like to read Christians point of view as they started in the last book. they were great books with a great story line to them. awes..."

i understand that this series is so popular that fans want to write about them just as much as they loved reading them but usually when a fan writes sequels or the same books from another character's POV, they do it terribly because their writing style is just never the same as the original author's writing, & we have to remember that those readers will also have to speculate and guess about the motives of the main character in some situations (such as Christian's)and it won't be the real thing,you know..so yeh, I don't really believe that another author can capture the same darkness that E.L.James already achieved it,no matter how good her writing is.


Michael I preferred the first one but this one was good. The sex scenes got boring fast though, I skipped the majority to find the meaning of the story.


Bleuz00m Keshena wrote: "One of the best sequels I've ever read. Both characters continue to grow and learn, and there are so many little surprises in the plot-Leila, Jack, the helicopter crash-your interest never flags. T..." Ah Keshena.. I wondered about that helicopter crash and posted this 'refrigerator thought: [http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... ]
A possible spoiler alert, in the form of a question, to share: Anyone else puzzling about the "Charlie Tango" helicopter crash? [ Considering that Christian Grey tracked Ana Steele -- via her cell phone -- to that bar in a matter of minutes, my plausibility meter pinned when none of Grey's highly-paid security wizards could track the helicopter, "Charlie Tango?" Seriously, eyeroll? Even I, a non-gazillionaire, can track a plane via publicly-available websites, e.g., FlightAware, if one knows the vehicle's tail number? (hide spoiler)]

This question falls under the category of what some clever movie reviewer once identified as a refrigerator thought. Why refrigerator thought? So, you've just returned home from the movies, you're standing at the fridge deciding what to eat since the movie popcorn didn't really constitute dinner: you stand there, with the fridge door open, puzzling through the movie's plot points. And somewhere, there is a disconnect, something that says to you, "Nah, no way Jason Bourne could NOT have figured that out.." That's a refrigerator thought.

No one in the world of Grey Holdings could track the downed helicopter, nor trace either Christian Grey's or Roz Bailey's phones pings? I mean, come on? Okay, okay.. I'm expecting comparable precision to a Jason Bourne movie. I know. Silly me. Haul out the floggers. That is all. LOL Fifty Shades Darker
-Bleuz00m


Amanda Wakefield Nichole wrote: "I didn't find it necessary to skim the sex scenes in this book... they were much shorter than they were in book 1."

I agree, they were. The entire trilogy was quite interesting, though...I'm not quite sure if it's believable? I hear a lot of people saying how there is no way you could change a person like that in "real life". This wasn't any form of documentary or biography, but even so...I thought Christian's character could have been a bit more relatable.


Amanda Wakefield Someone with pain that runs that deeply, and a messed up mind such as his would never "change" or fall in love so quickly. It just doesn't happen...only in books and movies, lol.


Donna I love the story line, but hate the fact almost in every chapter there's a sex scene.


Christina Teilmann Adormina wrote: "Hi Carolyn , I agree with you. So many people downed the book(I'm sure that those who pretend to not like this book are deceitful hypocrites or those which do not accept that you can love in differ..."

Love story is pretty and it could to be true.

No. No it couldn't. To indulge in the fantasy is all fine and dandy, but to claim that anything remotely like this could happen in real life? Fuck no.


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