Some good thoughts here! And a fascinating chart, to boot. 🙂
When do you abandon a book? When do you decide that a book is just too terrible, or too boring, or too traumatic, or too whatever to finish?
For me, I abandon more books than I used to, since my reading time is at more of a premium. I usually wait until after the second chapter, because I have run into a few books with terrible first chapters that end up fantastic – you just have to grit your teeth. Generally though, a book has to be truly terrible for me to abandon it, not just mediocre.
Recently I was trying to read The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. This is a book that can properly be called a tome, all ten books of the series in one. Whew. I managed to struggle through the first five, but gave up mid-way through six. I tried it because…
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