Darker – E.L. James 4.75 Stars It’s always tricky flipping th ...
Darker – E.L. James 4.75 Stars It’s always tricky flipping the POV, but this author does it in Darker successfully. Unlike Grey, this book serves to fill in the blanks and answer the questions we’ve all been asking since the first books arrived on the scene. As always, her character development is spot on. Darker allows the reader to be an interloper into Christian’s strange and screwed up life. Watching him morph from a guy running on automatic to a man forced to acknowledge his feelings was a joy to witness. I loved how the author acknowledged through a variety of characters that Christian never had an adolescence. Forced to grow up quickly at the hands of Elena, he’s now forced to face his demons head on in order to get what he wants, and that’s Ana. The only reason for the quarter star drop was for the vernacular goofs I was hoping this author would’ve fixed in this adaptation. I didn’t expect her to with the original dialogue as that would mean an entire rewrite of the original series, but a couple stood out I couldn’t ignore. Sixteen people assisted her with the “Americanisms” as she put it in her acknowledgements, however, they failed to point out that we call it a shower stall, not cubicle and they are simply called cell phones here, not mobiles. A cubicle is where your desk sits in a large office and serves to separate you from your other co-workers and a mobile is what hangs over a crib. Oh, and just as before, Budvar…seriously? Why haven’t the folks at Anheuser-Busch at least said something? I know that’s what you all call it in England, but we’ve never called it that here. This Bud’s for you doesn’t ring a bell? However, I found it hysterical that everyone ended up drinking Stella Artois in the movie. Overall, amazing job and I look forward to the third and final book from Christian’s point of view and I hope we don’t have to wait too much longer.
November 29, 2017
I couldn’t put it down. I need more
November 30, 2017