A friend of mine insisted I read this book. It's a life changer, a thought provoker, a must read. I figured it had to be amazing if they're continuous...moreA friend of mine insisted I read this book. It's a life changer, a thought provoker, a must read. I figured it had to be amazing if they're continuously raving. First, I need to point out this is not my style or type of book I enjoy reading. One major hurdle I had to push myself to get through was the fact that it reads like a textbook. On the other hand, I do love reading about other cultures and I found reading about the Lagu and other tribes to be very fascinating.
I know this isn't going to be a popular review and that more and more people love this book and I sitting on the outskirts just don't get it. Although, I would never be able to argue the validity of the research the book itself say's the research in general has always been flawed. Wouldn't that in turn make this books research also flawed? A lot of references to other books and researchers were placed in this book and I knew almost none of them. Small note, I did know Chris Rock!
Alright, that being said yeah, I guess it makes you think. I am the opposite of a religious person and although, I can see the arguments presented to me here as being thought provoking it's not going to change my personal stance on the relationships I have. (less)
Serious hype over this book and I'm not even sure I'm halfway through and I can't even find one thing about Anastasia I like. She's 21 turning 15. Not...moreSerious hype over this book and I'm not even sure I'm halfway through and I can't even find one thing about Anastasia I like. She's 21 turning 15. Not to mention, I'm listening to the Audiobook and the narrator is like such a valley girl. Her cadence and the way she say's things makes me want to bang my head against the wall.
To me the way this was written is marginal at best. Almost like it was meant for teens. It also reminds me of a cross between Twilight and Pretty Woman.
Christian is 6 years older than Anastasia but he acts like he's 50 and well... she's 15. Ana is so enamored by Christian that she willingly enters into a "relationship/non-relationship" clause. I can't stop listening even when Christian referred to Anastasia's virginity as a situation that needed to be rectified.
I think at first I was mad. How could Anastasia let this man use her like this. Then I kept thinking, a lot of girls let men use them because they're infatuated. Ana keeps saying she'll do anything for this man. Um, why?
About midway through my Audiobook seemed to have a glitch. So I decided that was a good stopping point. The repetitive words and writing are so annoying. There's far better erotica out there with way better characters that I actually like. (less)
So I've read pretty much all of Brown's books and I've enjoyed most if not all of them. This one, however, wasn't a favorite. It's the only one of her...moreSo I've read pretty much all of Brown's books and I've enjoyed most if not all of them. This one, however, wasn't a favorite. It's the only one of her books I've listened to on Audiobook and I'm not sure if this is the case or not but I didn't really feel the characters. I couldn't connect on any level.
You could almost predict where this one was going and even though the villain kept getting obstacles thrown in his way you're still not sure who's going to come up the winner. (Although, you have a pretty good idea.)
One thing I actually did enjoy was the fact that there were two stories mixed into one. I enjoyed how those two came together. At one point in the beginning I thought my Audiobook had messed up because we were talking about something completely different than the previous chapter.
This wasn't a favorite but I'm glad I did give it a listen. (less)