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.... sad that it has come to this!
That something which really, really isn't written well (quite the understatement) can sell bizillion copies worldwide. That people who hardly ever read a book come up to me and ask in their excitement whether I have read it and whether I didn't think it was brilliant??
No, i didn't think this was brilliant.
After months of seeing this book everywhere, I caved and read the first 80 pages and skimmed the rest, because I couldn't bear it any longer. The writing just sucks. The only adjective this author can come up with to describe an office building are 'white' and 'clinical' - which she then uses twenty times in the next 6 paragraphs.
And it makes me sad that people think of these as great books. I have even heard on the bus someone mention this as literature. It is not.
And then i didn't even start about the P2P controversy.
Which makes it all even sadder.