Friday, November 26, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
"In the beginning were the howlers."

I hate to say it because so many people love this book, but this book is losing me. I really don't like books that are all flowery and poetic. I feel like the first 80 pages could have been 5. There's no story yet, and I'm not convinced there ever will be. I hate not finishing a book club book, but it's a distinct possibility.


The Book Chick said...

I hate to not finish any book, so I'm with you on that one, but sometimes I just throw my hands in the air and give up. That's how I felt about Franzen's "Freedom", despite the fact that so many people loved it, I didn't (but I did finish it!). Good luck with "The Lacuna". :) And remember, "Life's Too Short for Bad Books".

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

I do love poetic writing and I've loved everything else by Kingsolver, but this book fell WAY short for me.

Suzanne said...

Hmmm. I've been less than impressed with the other Kingsolver novels I've read, but I thought that this one would be different. Guess I won't rush to read it.

Anonymous said...

I found Lacuna very hard to get into but about halfway through I was glad I had carried through.

It is not my favorite book if Kingsolver's but I got enough out of it to make the time spent worthwhile.

Katy said...

This is the second time I've seen The Lacuna this month. I haven't read it but I don't like to get bogged down a lot in the beginning either.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!