Feature & Follow #46 ~ I Wouldn't Recommend...

~Jennifer~ | 8:00 AM |

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Q: Tell us about a book that you didn't like and why we shouldn't read it (as nicely and respectfully as possible).

A: One book I didn't like was The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. I think you'd waste precious time reading this one, and I hate saying that because Alice Sebold is a talented and vivacious writer, showcased best in her novel, Lucky - a searing memoir about the rape she suffered and the aftermath she faced.  



This book explores mother-daughter relationships in a disturbing way. I didn't care about the characters, and the story depressed the hell out of me. I read this back in September 2011 before I began book blogging, so I never wrote a review but remember how it made felt. :/ 

What's a book you wouldn't recommend?   


9 comments:

  1. The Almost Moon is new to me. Doesn't sound like something I'd like to read. I don't mind emotional or dark books, but I have to be in the right mind-set to appreciate them.

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    1. Oh, and twitter too! Oops.

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    2. I don't mind emotional or dark books, either, as long as I like the character, and in this one, I didn't like the mother or the daughter. So I think that was 90% of the problem. Thanks for following - following you back! :)

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  2. Yeah, her books were pretty intense from what I recall. I only ever read The Lovely Bones, but even that was kind of..."intense"! I can't remember if my sister read Lucky or not, but that one sounded even more intense, so I stayed clear of her books after The Lovely Bones.

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    1. I read The Lovely Bones, too. It was intense, so intense I decided I didn't really want to see the movie. Lucky is really emotionally difficult to read, but I admire her for being brave enough to write about what she went through. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! :)

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  3. Hopping through. I've never read anything by Sebold. I don't know that I'd like it.
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    1. She writes some emotionally intense books, that's for sure. I have to be able to like the characters, like I did with The Lovely Bones, in order to enjoy the story. There just wasn't anything likable about the mother or the daughter in The Almost Moon. It's hard to read a book when you don't like ANY of the characters. Thanks for stopping by, Alison! :)

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  4. I'm safe from this one since it's so far outside my comfort zone. I did just finish my first sort of horror...bawled my eyes out. What's up with that? You're not supposed to cry during a horror story, right?

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    1. It depends. Were kids involved? That makes me cry sometimes, like in Paranormal Activity 2 where a baby boy was being haunted in his crib. *shudders* What story was it?

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