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Reader, not a writer, and like to keep it that way - I'd rather be reading!
Home Fires - Gene Wolfe I know a book is not for me when around page 150 I start thinking of abandoning it. I very, very rarely abandon books. The only reason I finished this one was that it was such a quick read that I read it all in one sitting.
A book full of 'tell' and almost no show, the relationships of the characters and the adventure of the story are lost in the minute details and constant backtracking and explaining. Written like a lawyer doing a deposition, ultimately a book involving a romance and a hijacked cruise ship should be somewhat interesting/exciting, but I found this to be boring.The denouement was anti-climactic and I regret the time I spent reading this when I could have been sleeping instead.