Confession: Super Mon cannot get into Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. I keep trying! And, it’s not that it’s not interesting– I even like the prose-y style. It’s just DEPRESSING as all hell. I am not usually the type of reader who requires an upbeat story, or even an upbeat ending, but I am not feeling it for some reason. I read all these great reviews on it, we had a belabored, yet democratic, voting process, and it fits in our non-fiction category. But, every time I pick it up, I think about reading or doing something else. I don’t really want to analyze myself to death on this. We all know, as readers, if you’re not feeling it, it’s not going to happen.
I have options to offer: 1) You all go ahead and read the book and I will clean my bathtub as punishment and you will convince me that I should reconsider it with your praise of the book and astute observations about my general malaise. 2): Abandon all hope. Is anyone else in favor of abandoning this book for our Decmeber 5 meeting? If so, how many of you are with me? As a fall back, we could bring one book that we really, really love, and or a book that made us laugh to the meeting and talk about it.?!! (sheepishly shrugging shoulders)
I would be so relieved if you agreed with my betrayal–I am just not into this book right now!