Monday, May 28, 2007

Another book down.


Finally finished the second of six books for The Spring Reading Thing Challenge. Don't think I'm going to make it...there's only about 3 weeks left now. Oh well.

Anyway, I finished up Before I Say Goodbye by Mary Higgins Clark. Just wasn't impressed. I've been reading her books for what must be more than 20 years now, and I've never been so disappointed before. In fact, I usually absolutely love her books. But not this time. Guess nobody's perfect, huh? Anyway, I'm not sure quite what it was about this one. It may have been that I just couldn't make myself like the main character. I know you're supposed to like her. Sure, she's a nice lady and all. But I also found her a bit arrogant, and a bit condescending. I don't know. I also found parts of the book simply hard to believe...I mean you can only take coincidences so far, if you know what I mean. I certainly haven't given up on Mary Higgins Clark as an author by any means...as I said, her books normally suck me right in and I can't put them down. But this one just didn't do it for me.

But of course, that's just one gal's opinion.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

I usually get sucked in by her books too...we'll see about this one. I've been on the holds list at work since it came out. Too bad not everyone reads as fast as I do!

amy said...

I have never read one of her books. I may have to try one!!! Thanks for letting me know about this one

gail said...

I think it's been a long time since I read something by her.
And I'm trying to learn to quit reading on a book if I keep having to struggle with it, but usually I plod on hoping it will get better! Then when it doesn't I think I've wasted my time!

Debi said...

Gail-
I've got much better about giving up on a book when it's not quite doing it for me, too. I think I stuck with this one because I've loved so many of her other ones and kept telling myself it was bound to get better.

~**Dawn**~ said...

i love Mary Higgins Clark. i am trying to remember if i read this one or not though...