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I can't go on any longer .....,
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This review is from: Emotionally Weird (Paperback)
Having read all of Kate Atkinson's other novels on Kindle, Emotionally Weird was the only one left. I began with the brilliant and poignant Life after Life, then the riveting Jackson Brodie stories, Human Croquet had me hooked, and I began to get slightly anxious as I approached the final unread Atkinson book. I have loved all Kate's work until now. Perhaps I was expecting too much. Had I read Emotionally Weird first, I would most likely have never read the rest of Kate Atkinson's books. I have read about one quarter of the book, perhaps less, although it seems like so much more. I just can't read a page without skim-reading over most of it, and my eyes seem to glaze over. I can't concentrate, and therefore can't understand plot nor characters. To be blunt, I have found it incredibly boring. Why Kate Atkinson wrote this book, I'm not sure, when the others were riveting and thought-provoking. This is where I admit defeat. I have tried my damnedest to get into this book, but I just can't go on with it, when there are other more enjoyable stories waiting to be read. It feels like I've wasted time trying, and I've emerged feeling disappointed.