Halfway Point (Rant)

Sometimes a book just isn’t worth the time and effort it takes to read it.  Case in point:  Last Legends of Earth.  And no, it doesn’t warrant a link.  It’s one of my (if not the) most loathed of books I have read.

With free books it’s very much hit-or-miss.  Sometimes it’s a good idea, badly executed.  Sometimes it’s a boring idea but great writing.  Sometimes, sadly, it’s neither.  Sometimes it’s just a dud of a book.

At what point, then, is a book no longer worth the time it takes to read it?  Halfway in?  Less?  When do you review these books, and more to the point, how can you?  If you haven’t slogged it out to the very end, how can you justify a review?

There’s really no point to this except to whine.  I’m in the middle of two books (Congregation and the other one) and it’s hard to feel interested in either of them.  Indifferent characters, writing and plot … or maybe it’s just my mood, today, where the only books that I want to read are the ones packed up in boxes.


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