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Author Unknown by Don Foster
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May 15, 2010

bookshelves: dnf

I'm over a hundred pages into the book and I don't know if I'm going to be able to finish this one. It's so tedious and the author's own style of writng.. well it's just boring. So far I think he's spent way too much time talking about the Unibomber case - it just seems to be going on and on. He seems to be making the same points more than once.

I think this book could be fascinating if it had a different writer - perhaps Bill Bryson for instance.

It reads like a technical manual trying to be a novel and not quite making it. Sad because I love the whole idea and the concept of our writing styles being unique and identifiable.

I hate not finishing books.. but I don't know if I can take the boredom anymore. I'm hoping once the Unabomber bit is FINALLY over the book will pick up the pace a little bit.
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05/11/2014 marked as: dnf

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