Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Read the book

Well, I managed to finish reading the book in time for the meeting.
The Book: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
My Opinion: Tedious
Consensus of Opinion at the meeting: two-thirds liked it, at least two thought it was brilliant.

I spent the whole weekend reading 450 pages of preparation for the last 50 pages of action and revelation, and by the time I'd reached those last 50 pages I'd pretty well guessed what was going to happen. The only character with any flesh on his bones was the really skinny one in the story. His name was Fermin and he had a huge appetite and was responsible for any lighthearted bits in the book. All the rest were like people that you're introduced to but never really get to know.

If you read the blurb on the jacket cover, it sounds so intriguing. For me, reading the book was a big disappointment.

Now I'm going to read something I chose..... until the next book club choice.


BC Doan said...

Haven't heard of this book before, but you made it sound interesting.

Hope all is well with you, Dee!

Hug from Icy...

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Oh boy I feel for you, all that effort and not much reward!

Donna said...

Some books have a Huge build-up but when you actually read it, leaves you flat...Happy reading sweetie!hughugs

Anvilcloud said...

I briefly flirted with joining a book club a few years ago, but it seems to be a female thing. It was a mystery club, and I read the first one, and it was a bad American mystery instead of a good British one. :(

Middle Ditch said...

That's the problems with books. Some time ago a friend highly recommended a novel. She was so enthusiastic about it, it was infectious.

I began reading it and a quarter of the way in I put it aside. Boring!!

Bad novel? Or different taste?

I don't know.


Sally said...

Oh, that's a shame, Dee. I hate wasted time although I have my share of it. :)

Maybe next time will be better. Hope you have a good weekened.

Rosie said...

Phew all that reading and in the end leaving you disappointed. Hope you enjoy your next read :)

Rosie x