Saturday, January 7, 2012
Books I Have Not Read
Or more to the point: Books I've Given Up On.
I start and give up on as many books as I read completely. I thought it would be fun to track the books I've given up on in 2012. I'll keep a list of them on the right side of the blog.
My first entries are for a Star Wars trilogy. Over Christmas I was looking for something easy to read; I found a Han Solo adventure that I thought would fit the bill at my local used bookstore; Wee Book Inn.
Written by Roger MacBride Allen the Corellian Trilogy was dull, dull, dull. 189 pages into book 1 and NOTHING happened. I do get it: it's a trilogy you've got to expect a bit of exposition but the thought I kept coming to is: How much exposition do you need? It's Star Wars - the world has been built. The books are even conveniently inserted into a timeline (18 Years After the Battle at Yavin) so you have a general idea of when you are in the "World."
If I'm reading book 1 just to read book 2 then what is the POINT of book 1?
I've never been a fan of writers padding their works and I get bored very quickly if nothing interesting happens.
So, my first three entries for 2012 are: Ambush at Corellia, Assault at Selonia and Showdown at Centerpoint.