Yes, I’m giving up on Swamplandia!. Normally, I wouldn’t say anything about a book I don’t finish, so I’m not sure why I’m doing it now either. I wanted to love this book like loads of other people did. It’s interesting, Russell is a fantastic writer by all accounts, but I don’t read much contemporary fiction and I think that’s getting me. I want something magical to happen with the alligators and it’s not going to. There’s some weird spiritualist stuff going on but, well, yeah. So, I move onto something else and return this book back to the library for another to enjoy. So as a send off…
I know your next reader will love you.
All the best,
The reader who abandoned you
4 thoughts on “Giving up on Swamplandia!”
I support you! I do read contemporary authors and I also couldn’t get all the way through Swamplandia, in spite of several valiant tries. It’s just not my thing I’m afraid.
I’m so glad to hear that. So many people loved this and I wanted to but it wasn’t going to happen.
giving up with a book is kinda like breaking up with a really nice boyfriend, “it’s not you, it’s me…” HAH! I love your letter here.
🙂 I know! It’s hard to admit, but sometimes it’s not meant to be.