I bought it, but was so disappointed in how badly his Snow Crash failed to live up to the hype that I've never even started it.Avalon3 said:I tried reading this book by Neal Stephenson and couldn't get into it. Has anyone else read books by him?
The Whiskey Rebels sounds very good, I haven't sampled it yet though. Samples are a definite pro for the Kindle. Reviews can go either way because different people like different things. Disappointed to hear The Whiskey Rebels isn't good.Essensia said:I tried to read Snow Crash. I really, really tried. After about 50 pages (the paper version), I finally threw in the towel.
(Also recently gave up on The Whiskey Rebels. Hey, at least that one was free on Kindle.)
Much as I love historical novels, this one did nothing for me. I finished it because when I read it way back when, I considered it a sacrilege not to finish a book.luvmy4brats said:I've tried Pillars of the Earth at least 3 times and I just can't get in to it. (I got maybe 1/2 way through the first time) I think it's time to throw in the towel.
I might give it another try. It seemed to jump around so much without enough information on the characters. Maybe I have to get into it more to enjoy it.tc said:I am looking at this book to buy. Read the sample and it was ok. What didn't you like about the book, it will make me think twice about it.
This was the book that was ballyhooed so much on the forum I used to frequent that I finally gave Gaiman a chance. And while I have become a Gaiman fan, this was far and away my least favorite of his books. I barely made it through myself.jmiked said:I still havent finished Neil Gaiman's American Gods, going on two years after I bought the hardcover(!). I'm halfway through it and I just don't care. I pick it up every so often and try to go a few pages, but it just doesnt jell for me.
Yeah, I'm a fan now, myself. But it is not because of this book.Bacardi Jim said:This was the book that was ballyhooed so much on the forum I used to frequent that I finally gave Gaiman a chance. And while I have become a Gaiman fan, this was far and away my least favorite of his books. I barely made it through myself.
The recommender was probably me. I haven't read either book (I have samples of both on my Kindle) but when you mentioned TGLAPPS, I thought of Libby's book. Too bad it didn't catch you!Eclectic Reader said:I tried to read War on the Margins by Libby Cone but couldn't get through it. Someone here on this board mentioned it after I recommended The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Both books are about the German occupation of the British Islands between the coast of France and England during WW II. I was fascinated by this little-known (to me, anyway) piece of history.
TGLAPPS was a delight to read. WOTM was rather disjointed; I may try it again some time....or not.