Friday 2 August 2013

15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day Four

Day 4: What was the last book you've thrown across the room?

That's an easy one: XO by Jeffery Deaver. It was not a great book - a pretty good thriller story, with an interesting premise, twists and turns galore, though not very well written. (There was a lot of telling, not showing, "she thought," "he remembered," that sort of thing.) But there was one point where Mr Deaver made us think something terrible had happened. It's a crime thriller, lots of terrible things happen, but there was one particular event that took things to a new level of awful, the killer crossing the Moral Event Horizon.

Except he didn't. Deaver was trolling us all along. And I fell for it. And the book fell out of my hand to the other side of the garden, where it ended up covered in grass stains. Um, oops?

1 comment:

  1. Wow... I hate it when there's too many prolonged memory sequences anyway, so I'd probably have chucked it a while back. Or maybe just eyerolled a bit? There are only so many negatives I can take in a book. Iffy characterisation OR shoddy plot. Clunky writing OR dull premise. If a book ticks too many of 'em, OUT IT GOES, with my boot up its papery little backside. Errrr, yeah, dodgy metaphor. Don't you just HATE those? *glides away defiantly*


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