How bad is it to give up on a book club book? We're meeting tomorrow night and I've read about a third, but oh. My. God. I find it dreary. I suppose that's my feedback, but I feel quite naughty just giving up relatively early in the book. What do you think? Will I be a book club black sheep?
I've always been a fast reader, but as I've got older/had children my attention span has waned. Films, books and tv programmes are all getting short shrift. (No measure of quality, btw, I just need them to be gripping in some way).
Maybe I should give it another go. It's the combination of gritty and magic realism that gets to me. And the sense of impending doom - but from the sounds of it, maybe the doom doesn't arrive after all.
Bored me rigid. (or frozen). Could have been about half the length, as I got a bit peed off with the continual freeze, thaw and homespun wisdom. And the feathers on the wedding dress- I bet that smelt rank
I liked it! Am I the only one? Yes it was bleak (especially at the beginning) but got less so and turned into a proper grown up faiytale imo. I can see it would not be everyone's cup of tea, but I wouldn't give up on it solely because of the bleakness as it does get... well, not cheerful, but less bleak!