17 Following

The Redhead

Taylor Kowalski, babbling about books.

Currently reading

Until We End
Frankie Brown
The Golden Compass
Philip Pullman
American Gods
Neil Gaiman
Steven Novak
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Vintage)
Brian Greene
The Painted Bird
Jerzy KosiƄski
Leah Raeder


Golden - Jessi Kirby I got through about 60% of this book before deciding that I'm simply not interested in reading anymore. It's been a brief, sadly trite journey with Parker, one I don't intend to pursue any farther.

The writing is drab, a characteristic perhaps unfairly emphasized when juxtaposed with Robert Frost's all the damn time. The plot is stale and predictable. The characters' internal and external progression both had me yawning. What's worse, I can't get over the author's damaging implications that one has to reinvent themselves in the light of an SO--Parker with Trevor and Julianna with Orion--or that doing well in school and keeping your future in mind is somehow boring or less important than inane high school compulsions.

Not my favorite book, to say the least.

Quick edit: After skimming other reviews, I decided to power through the rest of the book. Still a tidy, bland book rife with increasingly dull characters.