This is a fun mystery novel that (if you're like me) you will breeze through quickly, never seeing the ending coming. That being said, if you haven't...moreThis is a fun mystery novel that (if you're like me) you will breeze through quickly, never seeing the ending coming. That being said, if you haven't read this book yet I highly suggest NOT downloading the app that goes along with it. It is supposed to be used to reveal little easter eggs along the way. It actually takes away from the story, and almost ruined it for me. The acting in the audio clips are so beyond bad that it does't sound human. The trailers and posters for the supposedly incredible, life changing movies of the illusive director Cordova looking absolutely terrible. I spent the rest of the book picturing his movies looking something like Silent Night, Deadly Night and that isn't a good thing. Basically, if you want to believe what the book is telling you, don't use the app.(less)
This is honestly, probably the worst book I’ve ever read. I can’t remember a time that I’ve ever been this annoyed/repulsed by a book. Oh, and it has...moreThis is honestly, probably the worst book I’ve ever read. I can’t remember a time that I’ve ever been this annoyed/repulsed by a book. Oh, and it has nothing to do with the plot. IT’S JUST REALLY POORLY WRITTEN.
First off, it’s narrated by Anastasia Steele , who is basically an even more boring and idiotic Bella Swan. Ana constantly refers to her “inner goddess” and has regular conversation with her subconscious, which are probably two of the most obnoxious things I’ve ever had heard of. The more I read the more convinced I became that E.L. James was keeping a separate word document full of stock phrases that she could just copy and paste into the story. Ana is always flushing scarlet. She doesn’t talk-she whispers. She loves phrases like “Holy smokes!” and “Holy Moses!” Once she is introduced to sex, she transitions to the even worse, “Holy fuck!” Every other paragraph or so, she bites her lip which causes Christian Grey to scold her because it turns him on. This literally happens over and over, which makes it feel like nothing ever really happens in the story.
Anastasia is portrayed a scarlet colored mouse-girl who is constantly ripping her lips up with her teeth.
Christian Grey is described as an old fashioned, narcissistic loser who wears a lot of grey flannel pants (???).
Oh, and the sex. Basically, she says “arrrgh” a lot for some reason and usually convulses a few times. Christian always tells her she smells good and calls her baby. Really interesting stuff.
OH YEAH, "laters baby" is a quote that is actually repeated multiple times. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.
After the exciting finale of The Wastelands I was looking forward to this one. I had read the first three books in the Dark Tower series back to back...moreAfter the exciting finale of The Wastelands I was looking forward to this one. I had read the first three books in the Dark Tower series back to back to back. I guess this one kind of brought that pattern to a screeching halt. This isn't a terrible book- but it was definitely a change of pace.
First off, just about the entire thing is back story. Hearing about Roland's lost love Susan was necessary but Stephen King really drew it out. I've been frustrated in the past by how long winded King can be at times, and this definitely illustrated that. So basically, this book was slow.
Second off, it was just a huge downer. (view spoiler)[ Susan dies, a particularly horrific and vile death. (hide spoiler)] this was more or less known from the beginning. I was expecting it, but I wasn't expecting it to be THAT frustrating. The entire time, I felt like Roland could have easily protected her, saved her. BUT NO.
I still haven't finished the series. Its been a few months and I think i'm ready to get back to it now, but this-so far-was the low point of the series.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)