disappointed i was bored by the lovely bones...

(13 Posts)
AmberLeaf Sun 03-Feb-13 20:49:03

I couldn't finish it.

Just couldn't get into it.

Meglet Sun 03-Feb-13 20:37:43

Hated it too. I spent the whole time thinking 'this has got to get better confused'.

It didn't.

Frawli Sun 03-Feb-13 20:34:31

I didn't like The Lovely Bones, I thought it was depressing as hell.

Potential SPOILER ALERT...

If I recall correctly, isn't this the book where the ghost finally gets to communicate with the living and instead of doing something to help her family's grief, or inform anybody at all of her killer, thus bringing him to justice, help bring her family some closure, prevent any future crimes etc instead has a shag with some kid she used to like?

Another one I was unimpressed with was the Time Traveller's Wife, it was only ok, I think I should avoid books that people rave about.

expatinscotland Sun 03-Feb-13 16:30:01

Life is tragic enough without chosing fiction that peddles it.

susiedaisy Sun 03-Feb-13 16:29:03

I felt the same, disappointed by both the book which I didn't finish and the film!

TheCountessOlenska Sun 03-Feb-13 16:27:57

I liked about half of it - then it just went on and on, I did finish it though.

Time Travellers Wife is the one I couldn't finish.

Loved The Road - was fascinated by it, although may well be the grimmest book I have ever read . . .have fun! grin

bottleofbeer Sun 03-Feb-13 16:20:27

It's one of the few books I couldn't finish.

Just had the same experience with The Sick Rose. Tried and failed to read it a few times, stuck with it for 3/4 this time and just can't be arsed to pick it back up.

Struggling with The Guilty One now. I've come to the conclusion that if a book gets good Amazon ratings then I'll hate it.

porridgewithalmondmilk Sat 02-Feb-13 19:36:43

I didn't like it either, although I did finish it. My (non-reading) best friend raved about it when it first came out, in 2004, I think, and I assumed it must be good if she'd read it and liked it. I found it kitsch and yes, quite dull.

I didn't like 'Lucky' either, although I feel guilty saying that as it's a true story!

TomArchersSausage Fri 01-Feb-13 18:57:02

Agree agree about Lovely Bones. I couldn't get on with the book at all. The film was just as bad.

Just to randomly add another to the mix I thought the Life of Pi was terrible as well.

Not read The Road though.

carlajean Fri 01-Feb-13 18:52:02

good luck with The Road. It's much better written that Lovely Bones (not difficult) but SO depressing. I'd read another Cormac McCarthy if I were you (just not Blood Meridian)

Hated it. It's one of the only books that I just gave up on 3/4 of the way through. And I only got that far through gritted teeth, because I was sure from the blurb that I would like it.

snozzlemaid Thu 31-Jan-13 19:01:55

Not read the road. But I agree about lovely bones. Incredibly dull. No idea what everyone raves about.

StuffezLaBouche Thu 31-Jan-13 18:31:46

First, sorry for crap typing - am on rubbish phone.
I was really looking forward to reading the lovely bones... Got about half way through and got no motivation to finish it. Its not particularly well written and i dont give a toss about any of the characters. (sure they dont give a toss about me, but hey.)
Anyone else not finish ot?
I now have The Road to read on ipad and looking forward as i loved the film. Any positive recommendations of either?

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