i started out riveted to the storyline in goldfinch, but round about the 400th page i started to feel like i had boarded a bus to nowhere. it just went on and on and on. i'm committed to finishing it, but i might be in a bad mood by then. i can't help but think if the editor had trimmed off a couple hundred pages of meandering storyline something more cohesive might have been the result. pulitzer prize winner? bewildering.
THIS was an excellent article about the novel. like the book it is long, but unlike the book i wasn't nodding off midway through.
about that upcoming bad mood. you can help. if you have recently read something that was unputdownable, i'm counting on you to tell me.
just one book that you loved, not a list of favorites please.
i don't care what the critics or reviewers have to say and i'd prefer something not on a bestseller list.
i'm going fishing people! throw down your best bait!