Saturday, March 8, 2014

Winter's Tale

Winter's TaleWinter's Tale by Mark Helprin
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I start and stop books all the time, but I very rarely declare books as unfinished reads - a book so frustrating or flawed that I will not use my reading time to get to the end. This is my first "unfinished" review. I made it through 115+ pages of Helprin's "Winter's Tale". I confess that I chose to read the book in part because of a glossy, romantic movie preview that had Downton Abbey's Lady Sybil Crawley and in part because I voted for it at book club. Neither reason sustained how much I disliked this in disliked it from page one. It's too wordy and too mystical and convoluted without any sort of plot saliency. I know people LOVE this book, but I just am not one of them and life is too short to read a bad book. Here's hoping next month's book club book redeems this one.

Happy reading and happy (almost) spring!

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