Writing Can Be Murder

August 24, 2010

Two for Tuesday 8-24-10

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 8:33 am

Two books I never finished (okay, there’s A LOT more than two, but I figured I’d share this pair)

1) The Davinci Code — I tried to read it on an airplane, where there’s nothing else to do, and I still gave up on it.

2) The Kite Runner — I tried. Three freaking times. I just couldn’t get into it.

Now you tell me: What books have you failed to finish?



  1. Also never could get into The Kite Runner. Anna Karenina, I tried 6 times in 2 years! I usually love classics, but not that one. I recently tried both Perdido Street Station, and Her Fearful Symmetry. Both were failures for me. I generally have more willpower. I’ve come to the conclusion that having babies sapped all my patience! Hooray for no more babies.

    Comment by Amy — August 24, 2010 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  2. Ug – decided not to try Da Vinci after my husband slammed it closed chapter after chapter, frustrated with the constant cliff-hangers. Exhausting. I tried to read Willow, a YA novel about a girl addicted to cutting. It was very first-drafty and, imo, unreadable. I tried a Harlan Coben I couldn’t get through. I really wanted to like it too.

    Comment by Joann — August 24, 2010 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

  3. REALLY. I hate to admit it (because I know how controversial liking THE DAVINCI CODE can be) but I read that sucker in one night. Couldn’t put it down. Loved THE KITE RUNNER too, although the MC frustrated the hell out of me. But I can’t seem to finish YOU SUCK (been reading it for 2 weeks now), and I couldn’t finish Patterson’s latest.

    Comment by Jenny — August 24, 2010 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  4. Amy — not sure if it’s a lack of patience or a lack of interest on my part

    Joann — Ha! I like Harlan Coben’s books, but they drive me BATTY because I usually know EXACTLY where his scenes are set since the town he lives in is about half an hour away.

    Jenny — I’ve given up on Patterson.

    Comment by love2wryte — August 24, 2010 @ 8:56 pm | Reply

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