Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Book Review - The Rocks


The Rocks by Peter Nichols was annoying.  The premise was good, but the execution was very disjointed and disconcerting.

From the cover blurb -  What mysterious catastrophic event drove honeymooners Gerald and Lulu apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island?

Let’s just say, she is really annoying.  Gerald – I liked.  His kid is good and his intentions are fine. Lulu and her son, Luc……….really annoying. I kept reading, waiting for a redeeming moment……..and it never came. The back story – eh.  The front story – eh.  I bought this book on a half-price sale table and can’t say it was worthwhile.  I hate to give up on a book……….

No, don’t get this from the library or buy it half price

Just stupid

18 comments:

  1. That's so frustrating. I've read my fair share of stupid books, but I suppose that's the price we pay to find a really awesome one, eh?

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    1. indeed. And it wasn't horrible from the beginning. I kept having hope but it did not arrive

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  2. Ha! Great review. It's "annoying," says, Joanne. That astute honesty is all I need to know. Steer clear of those Rocks, people.

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  3. No Save the Cat moment for her, huh?

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  4. I hate it when I invest the time and money into a book that disappoints me. Thanks for the warning! Hope the next one you read is more enjoyable for you.

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    1. oh it's rare for me to be so annoyed at a book. Hey - it was in the 1/2 price bin - maybe that was a clue

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  5. If every book was good then we wouldn't appreciate the good ones.

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  6. Sorry you didn't enjoy it. If I don't like a book by 25 or 50 pages, I don't finish it anymore. Too many books that I want to read.

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    1. but I've stuck with some slow starters that turn out good

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  7. Too bad the execution is lacking, because the premise really sounds good.

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  8. A great post and review Joanne. The money I've spent on a book that have disapponted me.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I'll turn it back in and get a small refund

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  9. Yipes. Another stinker. Um, if you read my new book, have a glass of wine first... :)

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