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Q: What negative review made you buy the book?
A: This is an easy one. The book that I bought because of countless negative reviews is:
I had heard of this book, but really wasn't in a hurry to read it. It wasn't until I read some very opinionated and low reviews that I really began taking notice of it. Here are some examples of the low reviews that I read (omitting names because my point is not what an individual said about this book, but it is about why I became interested in this book due to the negative comments):
"This was a poorly written, utterly ridiculous, never ending mess as a fan fiction."
"Recommends it for: sadists and perverts"
"So this means that the reason why you love the book is mainly Christian Grey being hot and an uber alpha? Shallow much? Or maybe you’re into all the monkey sex and torture. Psycho much?"
"If you like reading about incredibly stupid women, females being treated like the family pet in a relationship and marriage (outside of the poorly executed initial BDSM relationship), and no character development do a Google search for "Master of the Universe" and you'll find a residual copy of the original floating around. "
When I see negative reviews that state why a book isn't receiving a high rating from you, say you didn't like the writing style, or the characters were underdeveloped, that is okay and I go along my happy way. When I read reviews that take dislike to a personal level, then that is when I decide that there must be something really interesting in that book that is pissing so many people off.
While in a reading funk one week, my awesome blogger friend Miss Vain suggested that I read Fifty Shades of Grey with her as a buddy read. We loved it so much that we immediately read all three books in this series. Here is a link to my Fifty review and to the pinkalicious Miss Vain's review.
Which book did you read due to negative reviews? Leave us a comment! We'd love to hear your thoughts! Happy Friday!