It’s not it, it’s me.
I didn’t want to write the title of the book in the subject line, as the problem really may be mine and not the book’s. I don’t feel I gave the book a fair chance.
It’s just that the book is about 8 people who are sharing a holiday house for two weeks. I love books that move the plot forward by presenting things from the perspectives of different characters.
But this is ridiculous.
EVERY SINGLE PARAGRAPH (after the first few pages) is from someone else’s point of view! There are eight different characters (of different ages, kids and adults) and by the time I adjust my thinking to the character currently telling the story its off to someone else.
After 40 pages of “The Red House” by Mark Haddon I decided I would try it again, someday, on a relaxing vacation. I did enjoy Haddon’s first book a great deal, I don’t want to write the book off.