I don’t like not finishing books, but the older I am the more I put aside. I guess life is just getting shorter. Mostly it’s not because the books are bad, but they’re not what I feel like reading at that time after all so I put them aside. I put The Lord of the Rings aside at least twice when I was younger, before I actually got into it…
Ghost Hawk: Susan Cooper (Bodley Head, 2013)
I felt obliged to finish this book because I got it via Net Galley. But I applied for it purely on the basis of the author, and loving The Dark is Rising sequence when I was a child, and the premise of this one didn’t really appeal to me.
I thought the part of the book that I did read was interesting and well written, but it still just didn’t grab me. It’s unlikely that I’ll ever go back to this book because it’s not a story that interests me. Having read the Nosy Crow Reading Group verdict, and being spoilered for something I wasn’t aware of, it seems like I’m still in the ‘best third’ of the book so if that’s not grabbing me then it’s best to move on.
I can’t say anything negative about this story because I haven’t finished it, and I didn’t have a problem with the part that I have read. This is more of an excuse post than a review, so I’ll finish for now.
Disclosure: received for review via Net Galley.