Overall: 1.5 (out of 5)
I love reading and I'm always looking for a good recommendation (or a heads up on what to steer clear of) when it comes to books. I recently finished reading The Returned. I found it one day at a local bookstore, thinking that the plot seemed interesting enough to make for a good read, I bought it.
You may have seen that this book has been turned into a television series, and is now in it's second season. The synopsis:
Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their eight-year-old son, Jacob, died tragically in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him...Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep -- flesh and blood, still eight years old.
The synopsis interested me enough to be excited about reading the book. But after the first few chapters came and went without very much excitement, my enthusiasm quickly deflated. I took a break from reading it for about two weeks, life got crazy and I didn't have very much time for lazy day readings.
Last week I opted to pick it back up, determined to finish it and see what all of the excited was about. And... I was severely disappointed when I finished the book. There was no clarification as to why these people were returning from the grave, no epiphanies for the living. NOTHING! I feel like I was just left with a list of unanswered questions.
I do my best to try not to waste too much of time on pointless things and I feel like the moments spent reading this book could have been put to better use. I think its safe to say that I would not recommend the book to anyone. But you live, you learn, right?
What was the last book you read? Was it a yay or nay?
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