Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Wishmaker by Ali Seth

It's possible that this book would get better, but at page 70, the story is just a kind of meandering stream of characters with a hint of plot, and talking myself into continuing down this stream is taking too much effort.

I'm not saying I'm calling it quits for good on this one--I can see that Sethi has a knack for characters and setting--but it's definitely not to my liking at this point in time. (I've been chiseling away at those 70 pages for months.)


nat @book, line, and sinker said...

it's always validating to learn that i'm not the only person to struggle with a book.

this book really tormented me. i had such trouble reading it--i would read a few pages...put it down. read a few, put it down. it went on for weeks and i felt terrible. there's nothing inherently flawed with sethi's was just too much for me.

sorry it didn't work for you either.

Zibilee said...

I read the synopsis of this book, and decided that it probably wouldn't be something that I would enjoy, so I skipped it. Sorry to hear you had such difficulty with it, it sounds like a frustrating read.