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Selections from One-Star Amazon Reviews of George Eliot’s Middlemarch

[Editorial note: The following citations come from one-star Amazon reviews George Eliot’s novel Middlemarch (I loved Middlemarch, by the way)I’ve preserved the reviewers’ original punctuation and spelling. More one-star Amazon reviews.].

too literary

No… just.. no

fancy words

a driveling tale

verbage is archaic

too many characters

characters seem fake

author of dubious character

Could not relate to characters

All of the characters are flawed

goes off on philosophical tangents

the sentences run on and on and on

I’m an avid reader and love many of the classics

a maze of literary, historical and mythological references

author whose moral frame of reference is so small-minded

Middlemarch is about a small town called Middlemarch

you won’t be able to fit it in your purse

This is trash, and bordering on fraud

the language should be readable

she can beat you into submission

This book was a book club read


I enjoy English literature

perpetual pontification

This is a Huge book

Sooooo wordy

100s of pages

Good ghod

lacks wit




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