What the hell! How many rewards did this book win? How many of my most reliable reading mates loved it? Have I lost my mind? Have I lost my book mojo? SOBS!!!! I JUST DON’T GET IT!!!!!!
This under 600 page novel read like it was just under 6000 pages! I didn’t think it would EVER end! It just went onandonandonandonandonandonandonandon.
I loved the bits we spent with Kivrin in the past. However, to get there we seemed to be going back in time in slow motion…for every step they took in the “current” future time where Kivrin came from, it just seemed to be on a slow motion loop. We covered the same stuff over and over in tiny little bits of detail that were fed to us like we were wee babes unable to digest a full meal.
2oo pages would have made a difference between a fantastic read and a “eh” read…sadly the numbers were not in this books favour this time….
Arrggggghhhhhhhhhhhh! I usually LOVE long books as well….
Until next time…
Buy it now Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Not my favorite Willis. I recommend getting Blackout or if you want to try something shorter go for Bellwhether