Tuesday, March 9, 2010
A book not quite ready for its time
I hate it when I start a book that I have been eagerly anticipating and don't feel pulled in right away.
Cutting for Stone has been on my to-read list for the last year, and when it was recently released in paperback I took the plunge and purchased it (well, it wasn't so brave as that -- not much incentive is needed to get me to buy a book).
I started it the other day and I'm about 120 pages in and -- I'm not sure that I enjoy it. It's got me just enough to want to continue, but not enough that I want to stop everything else and keep reading. I might give it another chapter or two before deciding whether to put it aside for the time being; but if anyone has read it -- can you give me a reason to keep on?
Do you have a book that you've been excited to read only to be disappointed with it?