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My Idea of Fun by Will Self
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Jul 21, 2007

Read in June, 2009

Finally finished, but I'm not sure why. Because I wanted to like it, I suppose, having devoured as much of his journalism and non-fiction as I could get my hands on. But when you're on page 200 of a novel, and wishing you were on page 2 of a restaurant review, there's a problem. Never again. No more finishing books I'm not enjoying. No more trying to cultivate an appreciation for a writer who's not doing it for me, when there are thousands of good books I haven't yet started.

While I'm at it, no more star ratings. I see here that I gave Lolita four stars. What on earth would it have to do to get five? Maybe if it came with a hundred-dollar bill tucked into it as a bookmark.

Hang on, who's even reading this? It's a beautiful sunny Sunday. Time to get off the internet, isn't it?
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