The comments on this blog have been very quiet lately, which makes me think either people are bored by my ramblings, or just too busy with their own stuff.
So to ring in the New Year I thought I'd start a flame war! How? By admitting that I'm giving up on The Most Classic Romance Novel Of All-Time!
I'm talking about Flowers From The Storm by Laura Kinsale. I slogged my way to page 150 and have decided no more. It's not a bad book, but I'm sorry people, I'm just not getting the sheer majesty of it.
I'm completely indifferent after 150 pages. I'm bored. Check that - I'm really bloody bored.
I understand the hero's had a stroke or a brain aneurysm - but the total lack of dialogue is really starting to get to me. Also, I understand she's a Quaker - but I can only take so many "thee's" and "thou's" from the heroine before I start flashing back to all those horrible literary novels I was forced to read in school.
I think sticking through 150 pages is a fair assessment for a book that clocks in at 500 pages. My questions are: Am I not giving it enough time? Are there others out there who just didn't luv this book? Am I complete moron who is incapable of appreciating the fine, talented prose of Ms. Kinsale? And most importantly, how are her other books? I have The Shadow And The Star and My Sweet Folly still in the TBR. Admittedly, I just knocked them down the pile a few pegs.