Thursday, July 1, 2010

Booking through disappointment

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Name a book or author that you truly wanted to love but left you disappointed. (And, of course, explain why.)

Right now I can only recall Virginia Woolf. I have tried reading her novels but somehow can't get into the groove. Her stream of consciousness is too much of it. While reading her novels, my minds drifts like the way her characters do. Maybe that was her intention but I am unable to fathom it. I can take it in small doses but large doses make me sick! Maybe I am in the minority.

What do you think?

13 comments:

Mash1195 said...

I would have to agree. My answer is here
CMash

aLmYbNeNr said...

I've never even tried reading any of her work. I've never had the desire too lol.

Here is my Booking Through Thursday.

Kristin said...

I've never read Woolf, either.

Here's my answer.

Amat Libris said...

I know just what you mean. I didn't have any trouble with Orlando but small doses was the only way I could finish Mrs Dalloway. After that I'm not really inclined to try any of her others!

bermudaonion said...

I wanted to love the book I reviewed today - The Queen of Palmyra - but only ended up liking it.

Gramma Ann said...

I have never read any of Virginia Woolf's writings. Thanks for the warning! LOL...

Harris Channing said...

I have never read anything by her! Lowering my head in shame. But now I'm glad I haven't wasted my time!

Here's mine!

http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/2010/07/booking-through-thursday-2.html

elizabethwillse.com said...

Oh! seconded! I didn't even think of her, because I only had to read A Room of One's Own for a class. I keep thinking I'll read Mrs. Dalloway... sometime, and then decide whether I can't stand Virginia Woolf.

Also, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf terrified me when I saw it.
Here's mine

Marce said...

I haven't tried any Virgina Wolffe I don't think it will be my cup of tea.

My BTT

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/07/btt-disappointment-in-book-or-author.html

jlshall said...

I've had sort of the same experience with Virginia Woolf. The only ones I've really enjoyed are To the Lighthouse and Orlando(which I loved!). Most of her other works are just too hard to struggle through.

My BTT: Disappointment

Amanda Moore said...

I am not too familiar with Virginia Wolfe she is hard to get into. I did try reading A Room of Ones Own but never made it all the way.I don't believe it is the era she is from I am almost 50 and she was a selection in high school for reports for many years she is just a deep intellect I could never get into!

naida said...

Interesting choice. I wonder. I have two of her books in my TBR pile.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Terry Elisabeth said...

I agree. Most classics of literature are like this.