I can't do it. I thought continuing (against my better judgment) to read Shock Wave despite the book's laughable book flap would be entertaining and create some great blog fodder. And even though I tend to push through horrible books just to say I have finished it, I can't continue any longer. I did make it through 2 shipwrecks that brought the survivors to the brink of starvation forcing them to eat things that they normally would never even consider (including human flesh). I made it through the unaccountable and drawn out guilt of the heroine for the deaths of 3 people--even though she wasn't even present at the time of death or had any idea what it was that killed them. I even made it through the saving of one of these parties from a 20 foot shark by an 80 foot squid. But I can go no further. It was the arrival of Dirk Pitt and his thick curly black hair and muscular body "that a girl could learn to rely on" in the middle of a blizzard on a deserted island that finally did me in. I don't know why that should have done me in--really the shark/squid scenario should have done it--but the whole thing just became so ridiculous that I no longer care. Now, how do I go about returning the book to the library without drawing the attention of librarian who recommended it to me? And if she should see me, what do I saw to her? "Thank you for the recommendation. I can see why many people enjoy reading these books;" "I'm sorry, but I just couldn't get into it;" or "I had to stop reading it when I felt my brain turning to mush."
I am now once again without a book to read. Any suggestions?