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One of the most boring books I ever came across.
on 9 December 2016
How BORING is this book ?!!!!!! It's unfathomable, incomprehensible to me, how it can be such a success.
Ana, poor girl, is BLUSHING endlessly, page after page after page - to ALL of her thoughts about Christian (and she thinks a LOT about him) and to almost EVERY remark he makes. Christian, immensely rich, incredibly generous and unimaginable beautiful (as we're told in every chapter again and again and again) - I tired of him (and HER !) almost immediately. The dialogue between them ? SOOOO BORING and predictable !!!!!
The slightly pornographic scenes ? Don' expect too much. Although it makes Ana tingle "down there" (= her words) - but the explanation for that could be that she is 23 and still a virgin...
I gave one star, because I'm not sure if you can give none; if possible, I would have given 5 stars UNDER zero.
I couldn't read more than 100 pages max., for the rest I just read a sentence here and there - more repetition of course - more boring stuff - thus I was immensely glad when it was finished and I could throw it out (you always hope that somehow the story will become more interesting as you go on - more often than not in vain, but certainly in this case).
How the author got away with this style of writing, the constant repeats etc., and still made a success of this book (and I'm told there are two follow-ups !!!) is beyond me. I'm sorry, E L James. And I truly wonder about all these women who seem to have read this book in a breathless frenzy...