Monday, April 10, 2006

A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park

Well, here's another one I didn't finish. It got these great reviews, was on everyone's "Year's Best Fantasy" list, Ursula Freaking Le Guin loved it, but I just couldn't get into it.
It was one of those books where they switch back and forth between two places and sets of characters every chapter, and though this can work sometimes, in this case it was just irritating. Every time I'd just about get interested in one half of the action, he'd switch to the other half and I'd have to start all over again.
Ultimately, I read about two thirds of it and just gave up. Life has been crazy lately and I just don't have the energy to care about some girl whose friend gets turned into a dog.

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