Monday, March 16, 2009

My first did not finish of the year (I think)

I wanted to like Celia Rees' Sovay but after 50 or so pages, I just gave up.

Here's why: the point of view switched intermittently, I had no sympathy with the main character and I didn't like where the book was headed. Also, I didn't understand really why Sovay became a highway robber. Was she just on the outlook for a certain document that could incriminate her father? I don't know...

I liked Rees' Pirates but something happened to the writing in this book. It was painful but yet dull. I had read negative reviews of the book but wanted to give it a chance. Yeah...sometimes it pays to listen to advice.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

This one didn't even appeal to me enough to pick it up.