I'm a voracious reader. I go through about 100-130 books a year. Probably double that go through my hands. If I am not grabbed by a book in the first 20 pages or so, I'm done with it. There are too many good ones out there to make myself plod through one I don't like.
I read reviews and make lists. The one "must read" of the summer, so I read, was Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl". I had read her first two books (Sharp Objects and Dark Places) while I waited impatiently for my request to go through the channels at my library. Those I liked, especially, Sharp Objects. I am an equal opportunity reader. I use the library, my used book store, my Kindle, and garage sales to keep up wit the hunt of a good book. When I see "must read/great beach book" I get excited that I'll be in for a treat.
So I borrowed this pic from Amazon to let you look for yourself. Hopefully it will work.
I was greatly disappointed. It was one of the few books that I made myself finish. I didn't like the characters. I felt no connection whatsoever. I didn't care if they got themselves out of the mess they were in. All the reviews have been great, so it must be me. I'm curious at what other readers thought. Well.... I just called Daughter # 1 since she was reading it too. She left it half way through.....and felt the same way I did.
I'm pretty sure I have mentioned in another post (but I'm not going to go hunt it down) that the other books I felt that way about are: Angela's Ashes, Cold Mountain, and Water for Elephants.
Have there been books that have disappointed you and made you wonder why? I'm curious to know what they are.