This was my book group book for February. Not my pick but my best friends pick. After hearing her talk about it, it sounded like maybe it got better but after a little over 100 pages into a 500 pages book, I just couldn't anymore. I had a hard time following the plot lines, and just generally couldn't care about any of the characters. In short, I was bored. Maybe another time, but probably not.
Have any Littens read this? I'm supposed to be reading it for book group next Monday but I've only made it to page 38 and I have no idea what's going on. My bestie picked it so I'm going to keep plodding forward but it's tough.
I fail at the no extra book buying resolution. But I'm still using Christmas money and being extra picky so I'm counting it as a win. 5 books (one borrowed, one for February book group) plus 1 DVD (to enhance my reread of Lonesome Dove)
"How can it strike so suddenly? Without warning, without preparation?Should it not grow on you, taking its time, so that when the moment comes when you think 'I love', you know - or at least you imagine you know - what it is you love? How can it be that a set of shoulders, the rhythm of a stride, the shadow of a strand of hair falling on a forehead can cause the tides of the heart to ebb and to flow?" (p. 48) #manbookershortlist1999 #egyptianlit