I have started reading 'The Savage Garden' by Mark Mills and it is really not gripping me, I am trying to decide whether to continue or not.
I am just under 1/4 of the way through, I don't hate it there is just nothing that is making me want to pick it up and continue reading but I often get more interested in books as I get nearer the end.
I really hate starting a book and not finishing it but I have recently forced myself to finish 2 books that I was not enjoying and then really regretted it as I hated the endings.
So has anyone read The Savage Garden and if so does it get more interesting, is it worth persevering with?
I'd describe it as being okay. To be honest, I was hoping for great things, and actually found it quite disappointing. I did try to palm my copy off on an art-historian cousin, but I don't think he read it either.
It does get more interesting, though - why not skim read until something happens (the plot with the Italian resistance during the war, for example) and then decide whether or not to finish?
Good idea, I have not done much skim reading but I will give it a go.
Thinking about it, it sounds like a good test, if it is interesting enough I will probably find myself reading without having to force myself, if I find that I am hardly reading any of it I can put it down without feeling so guilty, thanks