This week's Booking Through Thursday asks:
Name a book or author that you truly wanted to love but left you disappointed. (And, of course, explain why.)
I knew right away when I read this what my answer would be: 'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver (click for my review). I read this book with great excitement back in January because Ms. Kingsolver is one of my absolute favorite authors of all time. I love her books. They changed they way I thought about modern fiction. Her women were plucky and witty and I devoured them all. And then she finally came out with a new piece of fiction and I was thrilled and it was such a letdown. 'The Lacuna' was just a large combination of so many different mediums and time periods. The main character was a male which was a major letdown and it felt like he was just thrown into situations in history in order to be there for the most important parts of the book, not because they were integral to the plot. I know this book has won the Orange Prize this year but, well, read it for yourself and let me know what you think! I still love you wholeheartedly though Barbara!