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October 26, 2004

I hate it when...

...you start reading a book and get reasonably far into it, and then realize that the book really sucks. And when I say sucks, I mean it has pulled me into a blackhole of whiny, dislikable characters and a horribly depressingly totally pointless plot. But now I'm 200 pages in. I read a few pages a day, thinking it will get better, and it's just not.

I hate to give up on it, because I really do want things to turn out OK in the end. I want to know that there was a reason for the characters to survive such a terrible story. Plus, it feels like I've failed to comlete what I've set out to do, which is just to read a simple book.

When I saw the cover it certainly seemed simple:


Doesn't it look like a fluffy, chick-lit sort of thing? Exactly what I need to give my brain a rest from all semblence of thought. I enjoy immersing myself in a world where the biggest problem is how to explain your honeymoon purchases to your new (rich and handsome) husband.

The back cover promised that Hunger Point would be "wickedly funny and heartbreakingly bittersweet." I wish it would have specified which page those things occurred on, because I'm still waiting.

Posted by Ensie at October 26, 2004 08:02 PM


I'd drop it like a hot potato. I've got too many good books laying around that are partially read to waste any more time on a bad one. Are you sure there's not something appealing about it that keeps drawing you back? If not, give it away and move on to far better material that is calling you.

Posted by: Don at October 26, 2004 08:38 PM

Funny someone said that about my blog yesterday.

Posted by: Genuine at November 4, 2004 08:54 AM

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