Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bored Now: The Little Book by Selden Edwards

Bored Now

Bored Now will be my new quickie posts about which books I just couldn't finish. I get a ton of books from the library and half of them I don't make it through. So, in case you're wondering "What ever happened to the review for ...?" after seeing my Library Loot posts, this might help. :)

And, in case you didn't already know, "Bored now." is a quote from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Doppelgangland, spoken by the Vampire Willow from an alternate universe. Hence, the picture above.

OMG! I really, really wanted to like this one since it sounded fascinating, but I was just bored silly! I made it to disc five (!) before I abandoned it. I just couldn't make it any further. I thought it was going to take me thirty years to listen to it! The story was interesting, but it kept flashing back and forth between the "present" and the "past" which was extremely annoying and distracting. I just couldn't bring myself to actually care about the characters either. I really wanted to, but I just couldn't. Perhaps for someone more into European history it would be better. The narrator, Jeff Woodman, did do a very good job with the reading, so it was certainly not due to him that I gave up.

An irresistible triumph of the imagination more than thirty years in the making, The Little Book is a breathtaking love story that spans generations, ranging from fin de siecle Vienna through the pivotal moments of the twentieth century.


Diane said...

yikes...i have the audio version of this one too. i hate when books keep changing time periods (even more difficult when it's audio format).

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