Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Give Up

Yes, I know. I am a failure!
After four days of attempting to read Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, I have finally decided to call it quits.

I got 176 pages into it, and I got to the point where it felt like medieval torture to even think about reading on.

I'm kind of disappointed that I'm not going to finish the book, because when I got it I was really excited to dive right into it.

Maybe in a couple of months I'll try re-reading it, but for now it has been pushed to the bottom of my reading stack. :(

It is rare that I have to stop reading in the middle of a book (*correction -- I didn't even make it to the halfway mark!), so this is a sad, sad, day. :P

A couple of things attributed to me not being able to finish it:

1) The book was simply boring. I didn't really want to read on to find out what happens next.
2) I found it hard to follow the writing. (There were too many adjectives in places where adjectives shouldn't be)
3) It just dragged on and on --- it took one hundred and something pages for something remotely exciting to happen

Now, I'm not trying to diss the book because it definitely has potential --- the story idea in itself is very unique.

I don't know, maybe it's just me.

If you've read the book, comment below and tell me what you thought about it.


  1. interesting...what point were you hoping the story would have got to earlier? and were the characters interesting and why?

  2. Well, it started out in media res (in action) and then it just died down. I wish it wouldn't have taken the characters 150 pages to communicate to the outside of the prison -- that would have been something good on page 70.

    The characters were okay. It didn't really offer much description of each of the characters, so you kind of had to come up with them yourself.


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