Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Getting thru a book

Have you ever had a book you trudged your way through? I have a book I'm reading right now that I've had a hard time continuing with. Every sentence seems like it could be a story of it's own. The detail is overwhelming. I can't begin to describe how full every word is. I find I'm not really enjoying the book because I have to concentrate so hard on what the author's trying to get me to feel and see in my minds eye. Ok, I get that the people have a southern drawl, but does it have to be described in great detail differently every time it's brought up? What the weather's like, how the moon is shining on the water, and even the bilboards are described with more words and description than should be legal in one book, heck, even in one chapter.

On the other hand, I'm enjoying the story and I think that may be why I haven't stopped reading it...yet. Have you ever read a boring book and decided to only read the conversations because you like the characters? That's what I've thought about doing. To keep up with the setting I could read a non speaking sentence here and there, but that would probably be all that's needed. Each non speaking sentence gives me enough atmosphere to last me a chapter.

Around the 4th page I thought maybe the author would pop in and start laughing on paper at us readers who actually sat though all the unnecissary verbage. I could just see him with a page stopping in the middle of nowhere, you go on to the next chapter to find out what happens, and the author's telling us he wanted to test us to see how far we'd go with a book and now the real story was going to start. Um, hasn't happened yet. I'm beginning to think we're too far into the book for him to do that now. I can hope, can't I?

If I finish the book, I'll write a more complete review...or maybe not, since what I've already written isn't so hot! I'll just let everyone know if I've actually finished it or not.



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