Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Didn't Finish The Book... 'Three' - Jay Posey (Angry Robot)

Because I only have limited time now for reading and I want to make sure this time goes on reading the right books. There can be all sorts of reasons why I don't finish a book and sometimes these reasons aren't so much about a book as they are about me. Take 'Three' for example... 

The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.
But when a lone gunman reluctantly accepts the mantle of protector to a young boy and his dying mother against the forces that pursue them, a hero may yet arise.

Now 'Three' is a funny book for me to give up on as not only does it have a whole load of things that I like but they're all very well written and combine to form a decent sounding enough tale. Post-Apocalyptic landscape? Check. Evil creatures prowling said landscape? Check. Mysterious hero who ends up doing the right thing against his better judgement? Check again. What's not to like? Nothing really but the fact remains that if you put a book down and forget to pick it up for a month then something clearly hasn't worked. So what happened?

Well, this time is was none other than the titular character himself; a character so closed off that it was impossible to relate to him. Now I know what you're going to say but go on, say it anyway. What? That's the whole point? Posey is holding his hand close to his chest and will spring something major two thirds in? I can see that and, based on what I read, I think he has the skills to pull it off. That wasn't enough for me though; I needed a little more of a hook early into the book and that wasn't happening here. 
Has anyone else read 'Three' yet? I'm willing to give this book another chance as there is definitely potential for a gripping tale further in. I really wanted this book to work for me (and it still might) so let me know if you find it :o)

1 comment:

  1. Am surprised !! You should stick with the book, the Weir get interesting and agreed while Three is so bloody nailed-up worse than a pinewood coffin, he opens up. Trust me!! He's more of a Roland of the Gilead of the future dystopian Earth :) Here's my review: