Alright, I'm going to be upfront. I read a book. I really, really did not like it, particularly I didn't like the end. If you do like this book, that doesn't mean I don't like you. It doesn't even necessarily mean I think you have bad taste. What it does mean is that you're taste is very different from mine, you have different priorities when reading, you have different tolerances for certain tropes or behaviors. I am bitching about these tropes, characterizations and writing, which I do, yes, think is bad. It does not, however, reflect on anyone but me, and my own ideas of what makes good writing.
That's my disclaimer.
So I read Soulless
by Gail Carriger a while back. I'd heard good things. The beginning of the book had some promise, even if I didn't love it. The book over all disappointed me, and I whined a little, but I didn't hate it. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, I've finished all of my reading for school and I want something to read on the train going home. There's a copy of the sequel, Changeless
in the school book store. Okay, why not? I'm not looking for deep reading, and maybe the author will have improved. Soulless
was, as I understand it, her first novel. Those are usually a little rocky. Why not give into the impulse buy? It did have some potential, didn't it?
No. No, it didn't.( Spoilers abound. Enter with caution.Collapse )