Too much minute description of everything, from walls, to floors, to every creatures, to clothing, while the story drags and drags and drags.
Probably not. If this is his typical style, I probably could not get through another book.
Don't know...but his attempts to give every character a different voice failed miserably. He was awful.
Can't think of any.
Can't think of any reason that any semi-literate person would enjoy this book. My first reaction would be to say that someone looking only for titillation might enjoy the book. But even the sex scenes are poorly written. There is just no redeeming value here at all.
No, I've read and enjoyed other books in this genre, because they were well written, had well developed and believeable characters, were at an adult reading level, etc., etc., etc. Anne Rice's "Beauty" trilogy being an example. Even Ms. Rice's fantasy characters in a fantasy land were much more believeable than Ms. James' characters. This book was awful not because of the genre but because it was badly written, infantile, and had completely unbelieveable characters.
I have to be cautious here, because she had such drivel to work with. But it seemed to me that her interpretation, tone, inflection, etc. made the characters even less believeable than the author had.
Anger and disappointment certainly. It also saddens me that a book as badly written as this could be such a sensation. Speaks volumes about who is reading it.
I can't say it enough, so I will say it again. This book is awful.
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