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5 people found this helpful
on 16 March 2006
I read a lot and was just checking up on books to read for the spring/summer when I happened to see this bad customer review, one star(!), and a reader who seemed so bored, irritated and almost upset by the whole thing that I wondered why she gave it any stars at all.
Of course, we all have different tastes and a right to different opinions. But I cannot help wondering why this reader managed to finish the book at all. I mean, half way through should have been more than enough. When it so happens that I do not enjoy a book, I just put it away, finito, and that's it.
Phillip Margolin is one of my favourite writers and I read "Sleeping Beauty" the year it was published. Since it is a while ago, I do not recall every detail, but I remember reading it on holiday in Greece, and that I enjoyed it very much. I found it both well written and entertaining. Maybe I am not the most super intellectual reader (Kafka and such!!) -I like to enjoy the books I read, to be entertained. Not exactly fairytales, but stories for grown ups, if I may put it that way.
Some favourite authors are P.D. James, Anita Burgh, John Lescroart, Maeve Binchy, Rosamunde Pilcher, Robin Pilcher, Nicola Thorne, Margareth Yorke, Cathy Kelly, Ruth Rendell.
Fortunately, most books I buy I enjoy. But when a book fails to catch my attention, I give it to the local library in our small town.
I want to have a good time reading. If not, why bother?