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Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.

I m really not a fan of authors who use the same phrasing or words over and over again in a book. It’s a pet peeve. So for example in Fifty Shades of Grey (which I didn’t love), the constant annoying mention of her “inner goddess” did my head in. Come up with something original! There was a true crime biography I read ages ago that kept repeating a word (it escapes me now) over and over to describe situations, and I couldn’t even finish the book because the constant use of the same word was frustrating to me. I kept thinking that this is the reason thesaurus’s were invented! lol


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  • Love, Literature, Art, and Reason says:

    I agree, it’s annoying when the same words are used over and over again. Here’s my FF:

  • I agree with you. Fifty shades was torture.. even when I didn’t finish the book. Someone please explain it to me WHY it was even published, let alone become such a huge hit!

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  • Inner Goddess… LOL. That expression was indeed ridiculous.

  • That’s one of my huge pet peeves as well!

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  • Sabina says:

    That annoys me too.

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