We were booked to hear this author talk, this afternoon at the library, unfortunately she is not able to make it and it has been postponed till October 26th, will I still remember the story by then? I had 3 starts because I kept forgetting what I'd read the night before and to my way of thinking there were too many character names, so I kept getting muddled!
So, these put me off a book.
A lot of character names to start, and where they are police, some christian names and then referred to by their surnames.
Not clearly defined chapters, when they are in different time zones.
Too faint and small font.
Too big a book, so heavy.
Local colloquiums or dialect.
Swear words and blasphemy.
Overtly sexual antic descriptions,
Too much dull description of scenery.
A Mills and Boone type book, basically 'chick lit.'
And these reasons are before I even look at what the story is about!
So, I found this book a hard read for me, but I read it because we were to hear the author talking about it. Dh read it too and came across several typos! But he liked it.
Basically, and ex-policeman comes out of retirement to investigate old cases where the original cases had unsolved crime, as a hobby. It was ok, but not my usual choice of book and I only read it because of the Author 'talk.'
What puts you off?