4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Magic mushrooms anyone?,
This review is from: The Famished Road (Paperback)
This book started well and caught my attention from the off, alas about 100 pages in it has completely lost me, and sorry to say that unless I get marooned on a desert island with only 1 book to read, I am unlikely to finish it. Being a priolific reader and very rarely admitting defeat to a book , particularly a Booker prize winner, I was curious as to what others thought. Suffice to say that, upon reading the reviews, this book is polarising; a real love it or hate it. Unfortunately I am firmly in the second camp. I found it akin to having a friend on magic mushrooms tell me a story; repetitive, lengthy, and far far too much attention to seemingly pointless detail. The thought of having to plough through the rest of this book is depressing. Definitely not for me.