I've been doing lots of reading this week and getting through some of those pesky books that have been building up on my shelf over the last year. I'm pretty brutal when I read a book and if it doesn't grab my interest in my first 30-60 minutes of reading it, I quit and move on. So this week I've abandoned a few...
Lost Souls/Drawing Blood/Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite
I'd heard great things about this author but I've now tried 4 of her books and don't like her writing style or plots. It's very dark, goth and she is more interested in name dropping alternative music bands into the story than making the characters very interesting! I won't be reading her books again. Didn't get past the third chapter in any of these books so I can't really do a proper review!
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Incendiary by Chris Cleave
Being married to a bomb disposal officer is stressful and a young woman finds solace in the arms of other men to distract her from the fear of what her husband is doing. One man becomes a repeat affair and while she is with him, her husband and son are murdered in a terrorist attack at a football stadium. The book takes the form of an open letter to Osama Bin Laden about how her life has been destroyed by his actions. It was an interesting idea that never quite seemed to work with a cast of dreadful characters that you felt no sympathy for, especially the so-called heroine.