Monday, 28 February 2011
World Book Night Challenge 20/25
The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
This book leads me to another confession. I haven't actually re-read this one for World Book Night.
I only read this one last summer and I found it such a struggle then that I just couldn't face reading it again.
I'm not sure why I found it so hard going, usually I find Atwood's historical novels gripping - Alias Grace is a book I have read more than once and Cat's Eye is a book I had to replace as my copy fell apart.
This one was just long and turgid and I didn't like any of the characters particularly. Also I dislike this book because it made me feel bad - it should have been just my sort of book, but it wasn't, thus there was something wrong with me not the book. Irrational I know.
I did think about giving the book another go, just to see if I read it at the wrong time before but as it was less than 8 months since I read it and because the 5th of March is coming every closer I decided to skip it. It would take event me a long time to read 656 pages and there are still 5 books I've not read before to get through.