Reader Honesty Moment
Thursday April 11, 2013 at 12:09 am |

americangodsAfter reading about so many different book blogger’s love for anything Neil Gaiman, I finally picked up a book by him.  It was one of those classic hardbacks they they sell in Barnes and Noble and includes his novels American Gods and Anansi Boys.  I’m halfway through reading American Gods and y’all, it is sooooooooooo BORING!  My God I am STRUGGLING to get through this book.  I started this days ago and still haven’t finished it.

There are so many mini stories within the major story and none of them seem to connect except to reflect on the demise or decline of old Gods.  But many of them don’t even make sense or are simply not interesting.  Now since becoming a book blogger, I’ve had no problems tossing aside any book that fails to hold my interest sufficiently and moving onto something else.  Life is too darn short to continue reading a book that isn’t interesting.  But there is something in me compelling me to finish this one.  I guess I’m secretly hoping that all of these stories will finally come together and reveal something profound or major.  Or maybe I just like torturing myself!

Anywho, so far I’m not impressed with Mr. Gaiman.  But methinks maybe I started with the WRONG novel of his.  Anyway, here’s hoping it gets better and I can finish this one soon, because I’m tired of reading it.

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11 Responses to “Reader Honesty Moment”

  1. Molli says:

    Jade, I’ve been meaning to read something of his for YEARS. One of my favorite authors, Victoria Schwab, LOVES his stuff, but it hasn’t held a lot of interest for me, hence, I’ve been kinda meaning to read it, and also putting it off. lol.

    Hope you can get more into it, and if not, don’t force yourself to finish, girl! Also, hope you are feeling better!

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  2. Awwwwwwwwwww.

    A. I can relate. I sorta hated Night Circus.
    B. I haven’t read this one but I did LOVE Coraline.

    • Jade Jade says:

      See now I’ll have to give Coraline a go one day. I’m hoping that one will be more my speed. And I’ve wanted to try The Night Circus but have been waiting for a good sale before I bought it.

  3. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman rocked my socks – so try that one if you’re not a fan yet. For me, I love keeping up with book awards, but I rarely enjoy the books that win – A Visit from the Goon Squad – rubbish! Wolf Hall – unreadable! But of course, other people love them.

    • Jade Jade says:

      I actually recently bought that one because of your review. I think that book would have been a better one to start with regarding Neil Gaiman.

  4. I hate when that happens. I have not read anything at by Neil Gaiman (yet). But put it down and pick up a book by an author you love like B. Jenkins. 🙂 xoxo

  5. I’m in the “not read his stuff yet” club. But it’s on my list to read Coraline this year so… :0)

  6. I’ve never read this book nor this author. So I’m neutral on this one. It happens to me though. Sometimes I wonder if my expectations are too high.

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