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Those Disappointing Reads

Reading is a delight.  It opens up worlds and concepts, ideals and philosophies, cultures and culture.  But there are those times when a book falls flat.  Those times are especially hard when the book’s reputation for greatness precedes it.  You hear things about it that pique your interest and you launch into the book with anticipation of a great and satisfying read.  But alas, there was no hook.  Sometimes it isn’t necessarily that the book is bad.  The book just isn’t to your taste.  It was like anticipating a great steak dinner and having chicken masala placed in front of you.  The chicken may be well prepared but it sure as hell isn’t a thick, juicy steak. Continue reading

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