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text 2014-07-09 01:55
UK Book a Day - Day 9 - Most Irritating Character in a Novel
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

Most irritating character in a novel - that's a wide open field, truly.  Many novels great and small immediately came to mind, including one cozy series I stopped reading altogether because one of the characters was just abusive.  But I have to go with my first choice; the first character that popped into my head when I read today's entry.

 

Mrs. Norris.  An odious woman who almost single-handedly brings down an entire family, all while trying to appear to do right.  Emphasis on appear.

 

Jane Austen's wrote some truly irritating characters, but Mrs. Norris is the one that spikes my blood pressure.

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review 2014-04-17 09:01
Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green/David Levithan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green;Penguin Books USA

So here I go again with Mr John Green. And here he goes again, spitting out another carbon copy main character pretty much identical to all the rest he's ever written about.

 

*sigh*

 

I'm not much impressed with Will Grayson, Will Grayson and yet I was all geared up to be. After all, it's co-written by David Levithan and I just adored his book Every Day.

 

Will Grayson, Will Grayson is the story of two sad Will Graysons who meet by chance in Chicago one night and .... change both their lives as a result? Do they though? Because to be honest I wasn't really feeling the character development.

 

John Green writes the first Will Grayson, a nerdy some-time humorous, socially awkward teenager living by two rules: don't give a shit about anything and keep your goddam mouth shut. I did not much care for this Will Grayson. He's a dick to his friends and he's so decidedly average that I really found it hard to give a crap about him.

 

"Caring doesn't sometimes lead to misery. It always does."

 

Yeah. He literally doesn't give a fuck about anything. So why the hell should I give a fuck about him? He's an incredibly bland character, but also incredibly John Green with his little quips and his love for a quirky, non-mainstream and independent chick who he hardly knows. Once you've read one John Green novel, you've read 'em all. The romance follows the same-old-same-old routine of "Girl, you're too smart and sassy for me. I think I might love you but I don't have the confidence to let you know how I feel until we've worked through some shit alone." Yeah I'm getting real tired of this crap. Of course this kid has a car and just drives around wherever he damn well pleases, no thought for his parents or the cost of gas. He heads into the city where his friends let him down big-time and he stumbles upon the second Will Grayson, seemingly having some episode or something.

 

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text 2013-11-01 21:33
50% On the fence
Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella

I hate the one immature idiotic sister and yet she's sort of sweet. No, I really don't like her. She's dumb as a stick.

 

The other sister is sticking her nose into all her business, even controlling her sex life ???  You know the type that knows what's best for you and makes it so doesn't matter if you want it or not. ARGUH ! 

The there are the men

One is a whinny little run-a-way rich boy who has major daddy issues. He also has the largest stick up his arse I've read in a while.

Man two is a cold hearted lawyer with a jumbo case of stand-offishness. He is the best of the worst here.

Man number three, well here's a winner. Dim witted and too ridged to commit has finally found his nerve only he lacks the ability to communicate that with the girl he should. He spends his time following and not leading.

* I really like this author and I really hate this storyline. These people are so intrusive/stupid it has me fuming. The dialog is excellent, there are some really funny bits. The first 30% of this book was horrible to me. Now it is getting better but I still don;;t know am I liking it ?

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