Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Stopped In My Tracks
Just recently I bought the latest release from one of my favorite suspense authors. I eagerly opened up and started reading, but then something terrible happened.
I figured out who the bad guy was.
That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I was only a little way into the book. I'm not always clever at figuring out whodunit, and the writer is actually very good at disguising things until the ending. But somehow this antagonist just leaped out at me, and I knew it was him.
I never finished the book. What was the point? I skimmed through and doublechecked my thinking at the ending, but I was right.
And I was disappointed.
So here's my question to you--what will make you put down a book or turn off a movie? Do you feel you have to finish what you start, or are there certain things that just make it impossible for you to finish?