10 days to read 18 books...oh shit....
The Novel: The Falling Boy
The Author: David Long
Sometimes a book has to be read at the right time, with the reader in the right frame of mind. I wasn't in the right frame of mind to enjoy The Falling Boy. I could tell that this novel was well written and its detail was well done...but I just couldn't get into it. I forced myself to finish this novel. It was hard for me because I knew that this novel is probably a really good read, but I just couldn't absorb it and get into it. I find this with a lot of David Long's novels. I really enjoyed The Inhabited World, but each novel of his that I've read since just hasn't peaked my interest.
I think I'm going to take a break from David Long for awhile. I'll give his novels another go when I'm less pressured to read novels at a fast pace.
Another thing, sometimes I don't take well to novels set in the past (this one being set in 1952-1960) Sometimes I'm perfectly fine with novels set in other times, but if I'm already having a hard time getting into a novel, it doesn't help if it is set in a time I wasn't born yet.
I give "The Falling Boy" a rating of 2.75 out of 5.
Hopefully the next novel will go a lot quicker (and be more interesting)