zaterdag 22 augustus 2015

DNF - Maggie O’ Farrell: Instructions for a Heatwave


Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’ Farrell.
When I reached page 171, I had had enough of it.

“The stunning new novel from Costa Award winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976. It's July 1976. In London, it hasn't rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he's going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn't come back. The search for Robert brings Gretta's children — two estranged sisters and a brother on the brink of divorce — back home, each with different ideas as to where their father might have gone. None of them suspects that their mother might have an explanation that even now she cannot share. Maggie O'Farrell's sixth book is the work of an outstanding novelist at the height of her powers.”

I could not finish it.

After page 171 I had enough of the nagging, the whining, the pushing and pulling, the blaming, the ignoring and the boring parts in between.
I couldn't care less about these characters.

Now I’m going to read something else.

See you later!