It's bloody rubbish

(36 Posts)
froubylou Wed 27-Jul-16 19:28:49

A new novel by an author I have always rated. Chic lit but usually quite good. But I am 43% through it and I don't think I can finish it.

This is a heavyweight author by the way.

Aibu to be really disappointed? And want to unfollow her on fb? I used to devour her stuff in a couple of sittings. I am now going to download the next book in a series recommended on here instead.

I used to finish all books I started, now I find that life's just too damn short and won't finish a book, even if it's by my favorite author, if it's a bad one.

Pick your fights, be choosy, really life is too short, heavyweight author or not.

PurpleDaisies Wed 27-Jul-16 22:17:51

I've started giving up on ones I just don't care about. Too many good books out there instead!

What's the book?

kateandme Wed 27-Jul-16 22:36:05

whats the book

MermaidofZennor Thu 28-Jul-16 05:04:37

You're allowed to say what it is - I need to know grin

froubylou Thu 28-Jul-16 06:02:44

It's the Jane Green one, Fallen.

Waited for months for it to come out. I used to love her stuff. But with hindsight the last few have been a bit meh. Years ago I read and reread her stuff.

I don't know if it's her stuff that has changed or my taste. I still do enjoy a bit of chiclit. Just read the new Lisa Jewel one and really enjoyed it. So I still like the genre I suppose.

But am enjoying the Susan Hill series much more.

I do feel guilty when I don't finish a book. But time is so precious these days that I am not wasting anymore time on it.

MermaidofZennor Thu 28-Jul-16 07:56:37

Don't think I've read anything by Jane Green, but glad you like Susan Hill - she's a favourite author of mine.

froubylou Thu 28-Jul-16 18:31:22

She can have Jane Greens spot on my list of favourites! Am really enjoying her stuff.

I have recently read the Shetland and Vera stuff by Ann Cleeves and loved those too. I think perhaps my taste is changing as I get older. I found the Jane Green book quite boring and self indulgent. Lots of references to fashion and interior design and it really spoils the flow of the book.

snowvelvet Fri 29-Jul-16 20:33:55

I went off Jane Green when she started having all her main characters moving to Nantucket and finding themselves, as she herself did. I stopped reading her a while back. I still re-read Jemima J and Mr Maybe though.

froubylou Sat 30-Jul-16 19:19:19

I love JJ and Mr Maybe. And also Babyville! They are 2 of.my favourite ever books. Which is why I have been loyal to her. But as you say most of her recent stuff involves Nantucket. And interior design and poncy cooking. It's like reading Nigella vs Interior Designs magazine. Narrated by Charlotte from SATC.

It's not for me. I can't relate to the characters anymore and I used to want to be Jemima J!

exWifebeginsat40 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:21:14

I'm going to recommend Fiona Collins who writes fabulous intelligent chick lit.

(biased as she's my sister but objectively very good!)

ImperialBlether Sat 30-Jul-16 19:25:37

Hello, Fiona Collins' sister!

I love her new book, here. She's very funny and I think she's getting better with each book.

tribpot Sat 30-Jul-16 19:28:01

I've found Jane Green getting very samey as well - is her last one about an alcoholic? I stopped reading after a short while on that one.

Greetings to Fiona Collins' sister, I shall have a look at her books now as well grin

exWifebeginsat40 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:36:53

I am VERY proud of my big sis. I am also a dyed-in-the-wool critic and wouldn't recommend her if she wasn't any good!

(oh god please like her books!)

ImperialBlether Sat 30-Jul-16 19:41:40

You should be proud of her. She's worked so hard - it's been an incredible year for her.

BigcatLittlecat Sat 30-Jul-16 19:46:05

Ok Fiona Collins sister, which book shall I get first? They are on Kindle, is that good for her or shall I buy in local shop with a book token I've been saving!

exWifebeginsat40 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:51:03

she's only on Kindle so fill yer boots! both books are fab..

ladygracie Sat 30-Jul-16 19:51:46

I've just bought one of hers so thank you for the recommendation.
I read Jane Green's book before Fallen & liked it but some of hers are better than others I think.

ImperialBlether Sat 30-Jul-16 20:03:51

I'd get the most recent one, Cloudy with a chance of Love. It came out this month.

ImperialBlether Sat 30-Jul-16 20:05:04

She's a Mumsnetter, too, so if you have any questions, shout out and she'll come running along. grin

froubylou Sun 31-Jul-16 15:59:08

Ooh thanks Imperial. A rl recommendation. Will add her to my list!

LumpySpacedPrincess Mon 01-Aug-16 20:50:46

Have you read any Liane Moriarty? She's great.

froubylou Mon 01-Aug-16 21:05:50

Someone me recommended her on another thread Lumpy. I can't get on with her though. I am a funny onion.

LumpySpacedPrincess Mon 01-Aug-16 22:08:09

Have you read any of Julia Heaberlins? I've just finished all three of hers and they were good, real page turners.

OneArt Tue 02-Aug-16 11:03:23

Totally agree re Jane Green. I adored Straight Talking and Babyville. But now she just seems to be churning out rubbish.

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