Monday, February 20, 2012

Giving it a chance

Book club was last week and it was time to choose a new book. The choice this month was Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. The synopsis of the book states:

"Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey"

I am about 50 pages into it and really struggling. I just am not loving the style of writing, which is first person and somewhat scattered. The characters have not gripped me yet and I am not wanting to spend my time reading it. But and this is a big BUT I am willing to keep trying. As much as I may be struggling with it, I am going to continue reading it in hopes of it getting better. I suggest to every one of you who are struggling with a book to do the same. Who knows it may end up being one of your favorite books ever.

I am hoping this is so. I promise to let you know.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy how you are still reading this book even though it may not be the best book ever. This may not be one I will read, since it doesn't seem to bring you into the time of September 11th at the 50th page. I can connect to your problem from a book I read this year, Baseball In April. It had mini stories that didn't really interest me but as you did I kept reading. Some stories I liked others not so much. There are many books out there,and your first choice might not always be the right one for you. I enjoyed your blogs and I am wondering if maybe you will like the book? If it's one you are still not into at the last chapter and if you sill don't like it, will you never read from the author again?