Posts Tagged ‘Judy Blume’

Room

March 20, 2011

OH MY FUCKING GOD I AM SO BORED. This was fine for about a hundred pages, then extremely compelling for about twenty pages, and now I’ve just been waiting for something to happen for the last hundred and forty, but it’s like the least tautly plotted thing I’ve ever read. It just keeps being the slightly out-of-touch five-year-old narrator saying things like

“‘Sit tight, enjoy the sunshine, I’ll be back before you know it.’

But I’m not sitting, I’m standing.”

FOR EVAAAAAR. I don’t want to spoiler it for you or anything but it’s just like… what is this story? Didn’t the story pretty much end a hundred pages ago? I’ve been making myself keep reading it just to see if something’s gonna happen, but like… Stuart really liked this, so I’m just gonna ask him what happens in the last sixty pages, ’cause I don’t think I can read it any more. I guess this is what I get for asking for less plot, talking about The Reapers are the Angels in my last post.

Oh also this is book two in a row where men sexually assaulting women just keeps happening. This is an inauspicious beginning, blog; maybe I’ll read Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret and tell you about it next. Two skulls with hearts and knives through the hearts!

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