- WA, USA
- member since June 10, 2011
I understand about losing interest during those "pivotal moments". I felt that way when I read Herman Hesse's Siddhartha. During the enlightenment portion, I was actually pretty darn bored. Now, I've picked up a bunch of books at the library. Too many to read.
I love Never Let Me Go, but I did look into into too much. I am pretty drawn in by Ishiguro's writing style. The themes and all that went over my head. Guess I should read it again. Have you read Norwegian Woods? That is even more depressing!
Just finished American Gods. Man, heavy stuff. It was a page turner, yet very arduous to read since it too so much energy to keep track of all the characters and the going-ons. Plus, it is even more tiring since you know that there are all these hidden layers and references that you would get if you would enjoy if you remembered all your mythologies.
And yeah, Never Let Me Go is sad. Hah, it's one of my favorite books. I give it out to people as presents. Maybe I should find a happier book to give.