"robinbird79" wrote:I agree. The constant repetition gets old really fast. TOBG didn't have all that and I enjoyed it (for entertainment sake).
It did repeat some things ad nauseam - Anne keeps gleaming at people, the Boleyns have everything to play for, Anne and Mary are Boleyn girls/Howard girls - oh, and they're sisters, in case we missed that. But it wasn't as bad as in the more recent books, because there was more substance overall.
Misfit wrote:No, we are most definitely not the targeted readers of PG's books. She does have an audience and they all seem to love her no matter what.
I definitely used to think of myself as part of the target audience. I loved TOBG and TBI. But I feel PG is now clinging blindly to the same formula whether it works for the book or not. I can't cope any more with the repetitive first person narrative plus the various desperate expedients to make it work, especially the awful long expository letters which read like emails.