I was so excited to start reading this book. I expected it to be a true, gripping tale of a tragic life. A memoir that started as a complaint letter to an airline promised to be real. I hate it when books become “dolled up” with fancy language for the sake of entertainment and I was sure that this book would be nothing but blood and guts- no room for fluffy imagery when you’re bitching to an airline. But, and I hate it admit it, I was wrong. So very wrong. So far, this has been the exact opposite of what I expected. EVERYTHING is described with a hyperbolic metaphor or smilie. The sentences that do not contain overdone comparisons are, instead, cliches. I am actually struggling to get through it because every few sentences provoke a groan. It’s like he sat in a high school English class and thought “I’m going to include ALL of this in my book- that will make it literary genius!” I’m probably coming down a little hard on Jonathan Miles-He’s got a book published and I don’t- who am I to judge? Maybe the book gets significantly better. Honestly, I’m not that far into it. So fingers crossed that I’m just oozing compliments by the end.
Book Challenge Day 20- Book You’re Currently Reading
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