Saturday, January 30, 2010
Shades of Gray- Jasper Fford
So hooray, a new book, new world, new awesome.
I made it to page 7.
During those seven pages I managed to discern that the book is:
A. About a male (boy? man? Couldn't tell)
B. He lives in a world where only certain people can see certain colors.
C. This innate ability determines their social hierarchy AND last names.
D.Some colors can be faked.
E. There is only one rabbit left alive, and possibly something to do with The Wizard of Oz....
Apparently I've managed to do something that has turned my brain to sludge, leaving me unable to adapt to strange new books. I was so NOT drawn in by anything going on in the first chapter of Shades of Grey. Usually odd slang and strange customs make me want to delve deeper into books (I did major in Anthropology... I think... Didn't I?). But this was just... painful for my head.
I'm sorry, I have failed. My first grown-up book of the year is an EPIC fail
Since there was such a long hold list waiting for the title, it didn't seem right to keep it, moldering on my shelve (translate: in a pile of dirty towels under my bed) while other waited patiently. So I've shipped it on.
Goodbye chance at reviewing adult materials.