Sunday, October 14, 2007

Latest Crop of Crappy Reads

Wow, I've just read 3 crappy books in a row. The third one I couldn't even finish, mainly because I was tired of reading sucky books. So I'll just give them a short review and forego the cover picture.

First: Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Halliway. I can forgive the author because this is her debut novel. But I didn't like her writing style and never warmed up to the characters. I may try the second book in the series later on down the road. If I get really brave.

Second: Home Fires by Luanne Rice. Can we say "show don't tell?" This book was written in 1995 and I hope to God her writing has improved. I can't say as I'll read anything more by her for a long, long time.

Third: I Hunger for You by Susan Sizemore. Hmmm...What can I say. Another vampire book in the midst of millions of them. This was NOT her first book, but I sure thought it was. Nothing special, very little emotion, convoluted, no empathy for the characters. I could not even get interested in anything about it and quit reading midway through. It takes a lot for me to stop reading a book. Not that this book was that bad, but it was the 3rd in a row and I asked myself why I was wasting my time deriving no pleasure from reading over the last few weeks. Deleted it from my PDA faster than you can say boo!