Friday, June 8, 2018
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
I tried, folks, I really tried hard! I bought this book because everyone recommended it. All the book blogs, all the SFF authors and even some of the authors in other genres that I follow. I loved the idea of it. And then it got picked up for a movie treatment. It had to be good, right?
Well.. not for me.
I made it 1/3rd of the way through. Nothing happened. Nothing except a lot of clever writing that in it's overabundance drowned out any delight in the humour I could find. I'm not made for this type of writing, for this type of book. It's Douglas Adams-like for sure and certain and I assume that fans of his work - and they are legion - will enjoy this book immensely. I tried so hard to enjoy it, but I couldn't.
So, for me DNF, but that's my fault and not the book's. :)