Published September 10th 2013
Nope … never mind … I won’t be swayed by the hype … solid 2.5 no higher
In a Word: Meh
And here we find ourselves yet again. Another hyped out of this world book that makes me question myself and my ability to enjoy books. I’m
not sorry, but I don’t get it. *sigh*
And so, I will start this review with a short story of my own …
You know that moment when you are telling a story and suddenly realize … it’s boring as fuck? Well, some odd years ago, my friends and I (after hearing a comedian remark on the subject and coin the phrase to be mentioned) started using the phrase “… and then he stabbed him” as a means of pointing out that very moment. You know what I mean. You are going along, telling a fabulous story when you notice … nobody’s listening and … Oh shit, this story is actually really not great *insert* “… and then he stabbed him”.
Well … this is precisely how I think Rainbow Rowell should have finished this book. Just slap a big “… and then he stabbed him” on the end and done. Because this book was a snooze fest.
Honestly, there is no way I would have made it through this book if it hadn’t been an audiobook.