Word Crush Monday: Van Gogh

I haven’t read anything in the last few days that has really inspired me to review it. This evening I dragged my heels through two short cozies, one of which was dull and I only finished it because I don’t like abandoning a book. Essentially, it introduced a new character at the beginning of every chapter. I stopped caring about the characters when the fourth new one was introduced.

Clearly, I’m going to have to write the mysteries I would like to read.

(If you’re wondering, the other one I read this evening was tedious and somewhat lifeless; not good considering the nature of a cozy mystery)

Anyway. Quote for the week is from Van Gogh.

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.

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2 thoughts on “Word Crush Monday: Van Gogh

  1. I have that same thing, I hate abandoning a book even if it’s sucking the sheer life out of me. And because my concentration is so poor, I totally agree with the ‘intro of characters to a new chapter’ thing – if it’s done right and well written then bravo, but you sorta just lose interest real quick otherwise!!

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    1. Yes, for sure. Thing was, this book started each chapter from the viewpoint of some new character. I found it difficult to connect with any of them, and then just couldn’t care when they plodded through the mystery – I just wanted them to reveal the rest of the mystery so it was over.

      I think the problem is that the book was too short to properly weave in the characters and explore them properly – so there was a cast of cardboard cutouts being dragged up for suspicion before being discarded. It’s a real shame, the premise was good.

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