I started reading this book in mid 2010 and for some reason put it down again. I couldn’t remember the reason that I put it down. So when I came across it at the start of the year again I decided that I’d give it another go.
The problem was that I was I quickly reminded why I hadput it down. I found that the start of the book was quite slow to get started and didn’t seem like it had much momentum. I wasn’t connecting with the characters in any way at all. If I’m reading a book it is important to me that I feel something towards a character, be it hate, love, admiration, etc. I need to connect.
I had to work, which at some points seemed like a little too much for a novel, but once I got passed the first four chapters before I then started to feel something towards the main character of the book. He was someone that would have to grow on you and read more about in order to “get” him.
When we finally get into the town where the main part of the book is based it is then that we are starting to see the aspects of the book that would keep me gripped and wanting to read more. I saw things that made me ask why? They started to come quick and fast. It got to the stage that on the Sunday evening when I finished the novel I spent 8 hours straight, without interruption, turning page after page just to get to the end because I had to find out and know what was going on and what was about to happen.
In the end I had changed my mind about the book. I had gone from thinking that it was boring and slow to thinking that it was gripping, page turning and so full of action that I had to spend 8 hours straight just to get to the end.
I would advise this as a read to anyone. Just make sure to give it time before you put it down after the first chapter or two.