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Oh dearie me...What a disappointment . I can't get into the Life of Pi

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TsarChasm Sun 16-Aug-09 15:59:09

I've had this next to the bed for aaages. So I took it away on hols expecting 'great things'...but it does nothing for me. I've stopped reading it now. I must be the only person on the planet who can't get into this.

It rambles on so much about zoo animals all the time. Waah! I want to like this book!sad

StayFrostyDMisaVileRag Sun 16-Aug-09 16:02:02

I read about three pages and took it back to the library. I feel your pain.

stuffitlllama Sun 16-Aug-09 16:05:45

abandon ship

I did

TsarChasm Sun 16-Aug-09 16:06:26

So I'm not alone?? Then I feel a bit better.

I used to read and read. Then I got out of the habit of it and just read mn, papers and various rubbish. I hate not having a book on the go and wanted to get reading again. A holiday was the chance to get back to where I was. I can't work out if it's me or the book. <blames book shamelesslyblush>

stuffitlllama Sun 16-Aug-09 16:11:56

try author amin maalouf, gripping but WORTHY

StayFrostyDMisaVileRag Sun 16-Aug-09 16:15:17

It's definitely the book. I made my attempt on it in the holidays while I was doing my degree which is in Film and Lit, so I was well in the habit of reading, and reading things not just for fun and that I wouldn't maybe choose, iyswim, and like I say, I could not get on with it at all.

StayFrostyDMisaVileRag Sun 16-Aug-09 16:16:36

This is a cracking read, imo couldn't put it down and have reread loads.

TsarChasm Sun 16-Aug-09 16:16:45

Ooh thanks! I'll look out for that one thensmile. I need recommendations I think.

Since dc I haven't got much stamina nowadays when it comes to books. If I'm not enthralled by page 10, I can't keep going. (I did persevere for much longer than pg10 btw with Pi, but I've had to stop now.)

Platesmasher Sun 16-Aug-09 16:33:07

i've tried twice on this one.

just not doing it for me either.

castille Sun 16-Aug-09 16:52:26

It is very odd indeed.

I did finish it, but I can't say I enjoyed it particularly.

notyummy Sun 16-Aug-09 16:53:22

You are not the only one. I tried - and failed. I read all sorts of stuff, and my original degree was English Lit, so I can do 'heavy' - but I just didn't get it.

LIZS Sun 16-Aug-09 17:14:21

I ploughed through but would n't reread.

TsarChasm Sun 16-Aug-09 17:16:23

grin Lol that's exactly what I kept thinking...I don't get it. I wondered if it was supposed to all be symbolic of something else, but my pea brain couldn't quite fathom what that might be.

I'm feeling quite reassured now and not quite such a numpty. Thanks so much for suggetions too. I'll def be looking out for them.

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