Updated on August 5, 2015
50 Shades Darker – Prologue
I’m miserable. I’m wretched. I’m screaming inside. That’s right, I’m about to read ’50 Shades Darker’.
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50 Shades Darker
It’s immediately evident that the prologue is not written from Ana’s perspective. Instead we’re listening to a child who doesn’t understand what it’s seeing… Honestly, it’s not Ana. Any guesses as to who it might be? Kate? José? It’s Christian, obviously. We’re about to find out why he is “fifty shades of fucked up”, because you have to be if you like kinky sex.
He’s come back. Mommy’s asleep or she’s sick again.
For ‘sick’, I’m reading ‘drunk’.
He hits Mommy with a belt.
It all becomes clear! All the complexities of his character are fully explained by this single sentence! Wait, why are there still several hundred pages to go…?
You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch.
Not such a great sentence on its own, but repeated six times in a row? Literary gold.
I have my fingers in my ears, and I close my eyes. The sound stops.
Because you closed your eyes?
He is trying to find me.
A chilling wail wakes him.
EL James has started a chapter with a dream. How unusual.
Fuck. They’re back. The noise was with me.
What are back? The dreams? Well, I know a cure for that. Bury yourself in another person, because nothing makes for a healthy relationship like sticking a human plaster over the open sores of your horrific past!
Read Chapter One.