June 14th

Day 166 — Spent a quiet day just recuperating — again, some more, still.  FINALLY, finished A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon.  A huge lug of a book.  The first I’d read of these Jamie Fraser/Outlander stories.  Pretty sure it’s going to be the last.  Way too bloody long!  1439 pages!  Christ, she could have written 3 half-decent novels in that amount of pages, instead of this one over-long, over-blown compilation of scenes from a television series.  (I don’t know if these stories have been adapted for television, but, man, she sure writes like they are.)  The disappointing thing is that I wanted to like the story, wanted to like the characters, but in the end they are all just so manufactured.  Ah, well, I had to do something to occupy myself while I was sick.

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3 Comments

  1. June 16, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Great, honest review, Kathy, well done for finishing the book ~ I’ll be sure to avoid that one! I hope you’re fully recovered now and fighting fit for the week to come 🙂

    • klrs09 said,

      June 16, 2013 at 8:48 am

      OOps for got to hit the reply button — my repy to your comment is the next comment — guess I’m still a bit addled! LOL

  2. klrs09 said,

    June 16, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Thank you — I am feeling much, much better. Now I have to decide on my next book — I think it’s going to be a thin one!


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