Monday, 26 January 2009

Officially Quit Reading This Novel

Quit January 22

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

I tried, really I did, but I couldn't get interested in this one. I am 258 pages in and still not having any fun, so I decided to cut my losses.

The main character is a pornography actor/producer who has been badly burned in a car crash, including the loss of his penis. He is very depressed and reacts to assistance by hospital personnel in a hostile manner. He is befriended by an odd woman, who tells him they knew each other in previous times, beginning in the Middle Ages. She tells stories of their past and he reflects on his life. One of my colleagues tells me the medical information is very accurate.

I'm not sure why I didn't connect with this one, as it has been making best seller lists all over. As they say, each to his own, and I'm afraid that this isn't mine.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that's too bad--I think The Gargoyle was the best book I read last year. Well, that or The Book Thief.

    Well, at least you made it a fair way in. Was Marianne on the scene yet? The book completely changed for me when Marianne came into the story.