Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Broad Street by Christine Weiser

I couldn't get into Broad Street and gave up by page 50. Here's why:
  1. I can't relate to the character or her motives for starting a band, and she deals (or, rather, doesn't deal) with her ex in a decisively passive-aggressive way that bugs the heck out of me.
  2. I generally don't care about bands, punk or otherwise. This one does nothing to make me interested.
  3. Weiser's writing style could use some polishing. She relies on dialogue to move her plot her descriptive skills are lacking--she tells instead of shows.

3 comments:

Serena said...

I just won this book from Dar at Peeking Between the Pages. She enjoyed it. I guess I'll have to wait and see. I don't mind punk music and bands...maybe that will be enough to keep me interested.

Aerin said...

Hi! I came by because of your visit to my blog - and noticed right away 1) You have the Half-Blood Prince countdown! Cool!!! and 2) I just bought Inkheart to read so I quickly skipped that post, but I'm excited to come back and see what you thought of it once I finish (though I have to start before I can finish, but still.)

Caroline said...

So glad to find your site.
Love book recommendations!