The Sea? Axed? But it won the Booker-Pulitzer-Kentucky Fried Book award. Everyone loves this book.
I tried. I really did. But when the rumblings in my belly overshadow the imagery in my head, something is wrong with the book.
Specifically, this UK-version of writing, which frustrates me. I liked reading Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, but even it took a couple false starts before I got into it. I think these parallel storylines and furrowed brows over the past can make good reading; however, I think it has been done so much that it needs to be over the top (like Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go) before it is worth the effort.
And time. Because, by goddess, I am going to finish 146 books this year. No Sea is going to slow me down.