so, the house of sand and fog is the most boring book ever. at least, that's what i thought. i am (was) more than half way through the 400-odd pages and, for the first time in my life, had decided to give up on a book.
i googled the title. i wanted a picture so i could tell you how i was going to get all arts and craftsy and turn this...
enter wikipedia and the two paragraph synopsis. seems i was bored because everything, and i do mean everything, happens after page 289.
"Out of desperation, Kathy goes to her home and attempts to commit suicide twice, first trying to shoot herself and secondly overdosing on pills. The Behranis manage to stop her both times, and she is put in a bedroom to rest. Lester breaks into the house and locks the Behranis in their bathroom at gunpoint until they agree to sell the house back to Kathy. When Lester takes the Behranis to the county office, Behrani’s son, Esmail, gets a hold of the gun and is shot by the authorities that surround him. When Behrani finds out in the hospital that his son has died, he is overcome with grief and rage at both Lester and Kathy. He returns to the house to find Kathy there, and attempts to strangle her to death. Believing Kathy to be dead, he dons his uniform and suffocates both himself and his wife, who had been asleep in the bedroom."
wow, it's like summer bay. i knew there must have been something coming because oprah wanted to marry this book and i want to marry oprah.
but now i know how it ends so i still think i'll end up turning this...
so, do you always finish reading what you start?
or are you happy to give a book the flick mid-read?
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