Saturday, March 04, 2006

Anticlimactic

I just wasted my time. Seriously. And that irritates me. I persisted in reading a book that I didn't really care for to begin with, but I was hoping against hope that it would get better.
It didn't.
The author is one of my favorites. The premise sounded interesting. But the whole character dynamic rather inhaled.
And the big hero/heroine conflict? It was juicy. And oh man, I was SO looking forward to the big blowout. Needless to say, I was sorely disappointed.
The hero SHOT the heroine. Took away her chances of having children. And then repeatedly lied to her. Over and over and over again.
But she loves him.
Well, no shit.
But she could have made him suffer a bit more, in my opinion. I was looking forward to her lighting into him like she had nothing better to do with her time.
Didn't happen.
UGH
It was just a big bunch of "bleh". And that's really too bad.
This is seriously one of my reading pet peeves. If I stick it out and read every damn page, then I expect a literary pay-off. Shallow? Mebbe. But I'm being honest.
And the ironic thing is that I read another one of her books two days ago and couldn't get enough of it. Makes me wonder.
They can't all be gold. And I understand that. But when my expectations are fairly high, then the letdown is almost painful.
Grins*

1 comment:

Tori Lennox said...

They can't all be gold.

This is true, but that's no reason for some of them to be brass, tin, or some other cheap metal. *g*