Well, to be exact, it should be “currently not reading.” On the one hand, I’m moving in two days and have so much to prepare. On the other hand, I’m procrastinating reading this one.
I devoured Froi of the Exiles in the beginning of March, loved it to pieces, read the blurb of my copy of Quintana – and didn’t pick it up until a couple of days ago. The blurb is exactly two sentences long. Two evil, heartbreaking sentences that completely destroyed me and my desire to read the novel. Well, I still want to read it, but now I’m basically scared to death. I’m scared of all the tears I’ll have to shed. Reading Froi was already hard, teary eyes and ragged sobs included. This one will probably break me.
Yesterday, I finished the first part and almost put the novel on hold before I’ve even truly started it. I really felt the urge to throw the book across the room, because quite frankly, everything’s a mess. I just want them to be happy because I love them all so very much! Damn, why do life and politics have to be so complicated?! They are all doing stupid things and the worst part, I totally understand why. If I were in their shoes, I’d probably react exactly the same way. The problem is that each character only knows part of the story while I as the reader know all of it and that’s so terribly frustrating. I just want to shake them to make them stop and, well, listen to the other part of the story.
However, I forced myself to continue and was rewarded with some kind of reconciliation in one of the story lines. For now. God knows what’s going to happen next …
Did you ever find yourself in a similar situation? What books are intimidating to you?