Monday, July 05, 2010
Books I Did Not Finish
Procrastination. I've procrastinated about writing something about these books I didn't finish. There are opposing feelings regarding posting DNF (did not finish) reviews on blogs but I'm doing it anyway.
The Girl Next Door by Elizabeth Noble. This one centres around the lives of people living in a New York apartment building. I stopped reading this about 250 pages in. I really tried but I hated just about every character. By the time I finally let this one go, I wanted the whole building to disappear in a Fringe-style universe collision.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. A young Frenchman tries to join the Musketeers. Buffoonery. That's what got me. If these guys were so heroic, why did they do such dumb things? I don't know how this one ever ended since all they managed to do was fight at the drop of a hat: "You looking at me? En Garde!"
The Blythes Are Quoted by LM Montgomery. A collection of short stories centred around the Blythes: Anne and Gilbert. This one had me aching for Anne of Green Gables. Gone was the spunky red head, in her place was a vacant smiling lady sitting in a rocking chair. Knock all you want but there's no one home. And poor Gilbert had been turned into a smug philanderer.
The Rabbit and the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shilian. It's been awhile so I'm fuzzy about this one. I think it had to do with China and a youth formula. I gave up early on because I had issues with the dialogue.
Um, yeah, so I think that's it, except for a couple I took out from the library. I might get back to these books some day but for now they are "Did Not Finish."
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