Book Abandonment: Threshold by Caitlin Kiernan



You'll have to give me credit for getting through the first 25 pages of Caitlin Kiernan's grating and pedantic prose in Threshold. I might have been able to get past the unwieldy use of the present tense, if I could vaguely remember anything after reading a page. The author seems so intent on achieving a poetic structure to the words, that storytelling suffers. So…couldn't finish it. I'm sure her fans love the book, and I wished I could have gotten something out of it other than a headache.

Moving on…

Next Book: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Comments

Kristopher said…
I got a little further than 25 pages but not much.

Like you said, I think Kiernan writes some of the best descriptions around, but it never amounts to anything. Reading her books are kind of like eating a whole tub of cake frosting. The first couple bites are delicious, but after that I just feel kinda queasy.
Mark said…
I literally had a headache from the pages I did read, like she constructed tense on a trampoline.

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