Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Telegraph Avenue- The End of the Road

Picking up Telegraph Avenue late last week for my daily 20 pages, I decided I didn't want to continue. This is definitely a case of the "not for me's". I'm a plot reader; there just wasn't enough of a plot to keep me going. I gave it a chance for as long as I could but in the end the simple fact is I wanted to read something else more than I wanted to finish this.

I want to thank Emily of As the Crowe Flies (And Reads) for running this great readalong and for including me. She went above and beyond the call of duty to make me feel welcomed and I really appreciate all her hard work and enthusiasm. I also want to thank HarperCollins and Michael Chabon for their willingness to do a pre-publication readalong, provide the copies and let us bloggers report back honestly.

I'm not soured on Chabon; I have a couple of his books in my TBR and they're not going anywhere soon. I'm interested to read The Yiddish Policeman's Union and Kavalier and Clay and I promise to keep an open mind. Not every book works for every reader, and this one just didn't work for me.

Finally, I'd like to pass my copy along to someone who might be a better fit. So if you've followed along these past few weeks and you'd like to give Telegraph Avenue a go, tell me so in the comments and I'll pick a winner at random by next Tuesday. I can only ship to the United States at the moment. Also, I tend to be slow about shipping, but I'll do my best to mail it by the end of next week.