Sunday, August 08, 2010

Why I decided it was OK to not finish this book…

Numbers by Rachel Ward

It isn’t that I think the story is poorly told, or that the dialect it is written in is hard to understand. Rather, it is because of the main character’s affliction – the ability to see a person’s date of death – and her inability to stop from seeing those numbers.

If it was a movie, I’d likely not finish watching it either.

It makes me feel so very uncomfortable. I’m sure the ending won’t be so tragic, but I can’t bear to make myself read more of the book, even though I was sure it sounded like a great read. So, I’m returning it to the library. Maybe I’ll look for a synopsis online to see how the story ends.

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