A story about the last time I consumed this — 4 years ago
Umm. I gave up. I quit reading about 140 pages in.
It was just boring and I didn’t find the characters or scenarios engaging at all. I kept finding myself avoiding reading it, which is very uncharacteristic. A actually told me that he has never seen me read a book so slowly. Which might be true.
Maybe it was a translation issue because there were also SO many grammatical problems along the lines of “Bob and Fred were talking. He told him that he did not want to talk anymore.” Wait… what?! Who did what with whom where why??
I got really tired of having to re-read sentences that just made no grammatical sense and the plotlines and general style were not such that I am willing to forgive poor grammar.