Booking Through Thursday:I would enjoy reading a meme about people’s abandoned books. The books that you start but don’t finish say as much about you as the ones you actually read, sometimes because of the books themselves or because of the circumstances that prevent you from finishing. So . . . what books have you abandoned and why?
I’ve never had to abandon a book because of circumstances. If I like it, I’ll read it through.
I have, however, abandoned some books as unreadable/uninteresting to me:
The first Thomas Covenant book, Edding’s Diamond Throne (after an increasing struggle through the first two series), Hamilton’s Narcissus in Chains (the only Anita Blake book I’ve ever tried), and Eye of the World by Jordan (I read the translated book. Conveniently, they have been split in two so I had to endure only the first half of the original book.)
I’ve also left more than a few series after the first or second book such as:
Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, Goodkind’s Sword of Truth, Salvatore’s Sellsword’s (Servant of the Shard was interesting, Promise of the Witch King wasn’t), Katharine Kerr’s Deverry (only the first two books were translated and I’ve never been interested enough to continue), and Terry Brook’s Shannara springs to mind.