Monday, June 30, 2008

I surrendered

I gave up, ya happy?!

I told Erika on the cruise that i am incapable of stopping once I start reading a book, I need to know if it will get better. that was while I was reading Life of Pi and complaining the whole way through. But I stuck with it and guess what? It sucked. It was horrible. I didn't care for all the euphemisms or the subtext, I like my story told to me and there it is.

Anyhoo, earlier this week I started reading Between the Bridge and the River by Craig Ferguson. I enjoy Craig Ferguson on his talk show (although I am rarely awake to watch it). I had heard about his book when it came out a few years back and was anticipating it's arrival from my favorite book swapping place. It even had a review from Mitch Albom on the back which excited me.

I started reading it the first night and there were a lot of characters to keep up with in the first few pages. Long story short. After 100 pages I gave up. I didn't care if it got better, I didn't care which character was which and honestly I didn't care if the characters lived or dies (I think one was in the process of both).

Sorry Craig, I will continue to watch your show when I am awake but I won't be reading anymore of your books.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

That's too bad cause I think you're missing out on the wonderful love story and the life-affirming message that comes gently floating in at the end of Between The Bridge And River.