Monday, May 6, 2013
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Totally not a book I'd have picked, based on the title, cover, or brief description. But I heard so many people said it's so great, and so funny. I thought I'd widen my horizon to give it a try.
Maybe I shouldn't read it on a night when I was tired, but want something easy to read. I read a few pages, and just could not get into it at all even though the first 2 pages were promising. It alternated among quite a few characters, but most were very short chapters (they were done in emails mostly) so I just found it jarring. Like, who are you again? Why am I reading your email now?
I usually don't mind books written in letters/emails, but this book just was not my style. I don't even know what writing style this book is... one of those "I'd know it when I see it" lol.
I am so glad Melissa from Spare the Reader, Spoil The Book reviewed this book a few days after I DNF it (see her review here!) because I did want to see what the fuss was about. After reading her spoilers though, I still don't think I'd have liked this book.
Saved myself hours/days, so thanks Melissa! :)
0 Star - Did Not Finish (DNF).
Note - The book was borrowed from the library.
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