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kleinbl00  ·  1385 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 31st: What are you reading this week?

I'm into Chapter 2 and my sense is "here is a bleak story about bleak people in a bleak place doing bleak things." As it's a Western I'm not terribly impressed.

b_b  ·  1385 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I invested probably about 200 pages into BM (pun intended) by the time I decided to cut my losses. I only got that far, because I was stuck in jury duty with lots of down time, and it's what I had picked up for the Hubski book club that month. Otherwise, I think I would have quit around page 50.

kleinbl00  ·  1385 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good to know. I think I may cut bait on this one.

b_b  ·  1385 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've never read any of his other stuff. I know that there are people whose opinions I respect who like him, and I know that there are film adaptations of a couple of his stories that I like. But so far, they only things I've gotten direct are this and The Counselor, which he wrote the original screenplay for, if I'm not mistaken. I'm pretty sure that movie would have been terrible even if Cameron Diaz were replaced by a competent actor. So that brings to 2 out of 2 things of his that I've consumed and hated. Think I'm done unless someone puts together a really compelling case for me to try again.