I loved The Passage, especially the beginning. It is a wonderful story especially when they go out on their quest.
There is clearly something wrong with me and my boredom of the Passage.
Maybe now that I'm home and not surrounded by my husband's crazy relatives I can focus on it and maybe I'll like it more.
Long time, no post, but I'm finally back after being away and gone much of the fall, and having accomplished precious little reading. A month ago, I made it to the library, however, where I randomly chose a Charles Dickens novel. I can only recall having ever read ONE Dickens story ("Great Expectations") and that was in high school, decades ago, and I remember next to nothing about it. So, I now proudly boast of having just finished "Martin Chuzzlewit"...all 800-plus pages of it! At times, it was a challenge, very wordy, somewhat contrived, but in the end, I stuck with it, simply because it's a GOOD story, with interesting characters (I now know what "pecksniffian" means!) and it was a pleasure to read the language of the time. It left me wanting for more, but the other book I checked out was Nelson DeMille's "Gold Coast", which I'm about 100 pages into now. So far, so good, although just getting started. Will check in again when I finish that up. In the meantime, nice to be back and am enjoying catching up on the posts.
Really enjoyed The Passage. Got a little confused once of twice with The twelve. Old age, memory issues:blush:
Shasta, try reading a complete chapter or until the characters/scene changes. Might help you stay on track. Let us know how your thoughts when you finish.
I just finished a reread of JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. I absolutely hated it on the first read. I gave it to my daughter and she really liked it, so I decided to reread it. It seemed a lot better the second time around. If it hadn't been written by Rowling, I don't think I'd have even bought it. It's about as far from Harry Potter as it could be. It's a fairly depressing book, with loads of not-nice characters to whom bad things happen.
It is NOT a book to read in spurts with 50 crazy in-laws vying to be the loudest in the room!