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BEYOND BORING....A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME!,
This review is from: Fifty Shades Darker (Paperback)
I allowed myself to get caught up in the "Best Seller" ratings of this trilogy and purchased it for my Kindle without reading the reviews. Shame on me! In spite of the effort it took to continue reading past the painfully boring first book, I decided to withhold judgement until I read the entire trilogy.
To say that these books are mundane and sophomoric is an understatement! They are without a doubt the most poorly written books I have ever read. Besides the fact that the characters and story line were completely unrealistic; the repetition in words, dialog and mannerisms is beyond tiresome. I never thought I would find reading about sex boring but the same sex scene was recycled over and over.....again and again... almost verbatim throughout all three books. I was so bored that as I reached a sex scene I found myself scrolling through the pages until I was past it. Since the entire trilogy revolved around these repetitive sex scenes, I literally scrolled through about 80% of it. Complete waste of time and $30.00.
I would rate these books on par with Harlequin Romance novels but I truly believe that would be an insult to Harlequin Romance authors. Unfortunately, as long as we allow ourselves to be drawn into purchasing this poorly written garbage, it will continue to be on the "Best Seller" list and Ms. James, her inept editor and her publishers will be laughing all the way to the bank.
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Initial post: Aug 19, 2012 9:20:23 PM PDT
Couldn't agree more. I scrolled through the sex scenes because they were the same old crap. Won't be reading the third book.
Posted on Dec 5, 2012 1:06:00 PM PST
You're so right!! Its not just frustrating that these books are so poorly written, yet continue to be so popular - google "50 shades - twilight fan fiction" - they are poorly written, STOLEN, and continue to be so popular!!
Posted on Dec 13, 2012 1:29:33 PM PST
Thank you for an honest review. You have saved me from buying this book. By nature, I am very skeptical about books/movies that have taken the world by storm, i.e, Twilight. I think all the hype builds up to an adject disappointment. I love sex scenes, but I wouldn't want the sex in a book to be 80%. I want believable romance, morality, and a splash of suspense. The repetition of the words in this book reminds me of the horrible Twilight series. I have no idea how such authors get catapulted to the Bestseller's list.
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