Every book lover has faced this issue: Should I finish reading a book I’m not really enjoying?
I picked up a novel because it was extremely well-received by critics, who used words like “groundbreaking” and “inventive.”
It may be those things, but it is also not for me. I’m not emotionally invested in the characters, and the writing style — while inventive — just doesn’t resonate with me. I could put the book down right now and not give another thought to how the characters’ lives turn out.
I’ve really only made it this far (191 pages) because I was on a plane with nothing else to read.
Some people, I know, finish every book they start as a matter of principle. Others believe that life is short and the world is full of books, so why stick with something you’re not enjoying?
Where do you come down?
(I’m not identifying the book because I don’t think it’s fair to criticize something I haven’t finished. Who knows? I could discover in the next 106 pages exactly why the critics loved it.)