Why I’m Breaking Up with Agatha Christie
This isn’t a decision I’ve made lightly. I love mystery novels and Agatha Christie is one of the greats in that genre. And yet…
I’ve read several of her books and each one has proved something of a struggle. There something’s about her style that I don’t connect with. It’s as if I’m watching everything from a distance, which makes it terribly easy to put down a book down and not pick back up again.
I began Murder on the Orient Express in June of 2013. As of today, I’ve only completed 26%. Time, I think, to call it a day and put it on my DNF shelf over at Goodreads. This isn’t a DNF because the book is badly written; this is a Did Not Finish because the book’s not right for me and there’s not much I can do about it. Ironically, I’ve read Dorothy L. Sayer’s books multiple times and always enjoyed them.
It’s all a matter of taste — but then, the world would be a boring place if we all liked the same things, now wouldn’t it?
So, what books do you know you “should” read and just can’t bring yourself to pick up — and what classics did you find you enjoyed much more than you expected?