> ...after a month of tortuous struggle I'd gotten through a 100 pages
> before giving up...
Yeah, we've all read books like that. But, as I've said before, I
don't review books unless I read them. To the end. And I did indeed
read THE DISASSEMBLED MAN to the very end.
Which may have accounted in part for what someone claimed was my
"unfairly" negative review.
I never throw unread books against the wall. I read 'em until the end,
and then, if necessary, then I'll toss them. Books I just can't get
into, I let drop to the floor and hope they'll take the hint and slink
away like an unwanted house guest. But I'd never go out of my way to
rant or rave about something I hadn't read in its entirety.
Any books I want to review, I finish. What the hell. Sometimes books
can surprise you, redeeming themselves halfway through or even in
their final pages.
Anyone read any crime novels like that? Books you weren't so crazy
about or just thought were okay, and then halfway through or
somewhere, they suddenly just clicked?
Kevin Burton Smith
Detectives, Bicycles and Rock'n'Roll
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