Tuesday, April 12, 2016

DNF: The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan



332 p.
Publisher: Roc
Published: 3/6/12
Source: Library

India Morgan Phelps — Imp to her friends — is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth — or from something far, far stranger...



My thoughts:

I had heard such great things about this one but I just never connected to Imp. The disjointed style fit the character who has schizophrenia but what frustrated me was the promise of a big revelation but it never quite reaches fruition. I reached the 30% mark and just got tired of the promise of the person she just met had a huge impact on what happened to her... again. I will say this... I do think this is a case of it's me not you. I've just not been in that much of a patient mood when it comes to reading and I will try this book again at a later date.

22 comments:

  1. I completely understand what you mean, Melissa! I often just don't have the patience to stick with a book long enough for it to get better so I don't think this is going to be for me either. I hope your next read is fast-paced and much more satisfying than this was!

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    1. A lot of people really enjoyed it, so that is why I was thinking it was me in this case... but you did have to have some patience. :D

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  2. I don't think anyone loves DNF'ing books but sometimes it is just necessary. ;)

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  3. I have finally learned to DNF books and it is makes me so much happier. I hated slogging through books that weren't working. Props to you for quitting.

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  4. Better DNF than forcing yourself to read something that's not the right fit

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    1. On a rare occasion I have pushed through and been rewarded. Makes it harder to dnf. :p

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  5. Sometimes what does not work not, might work later...or not ;)

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  6. We all know that not all books are for everyone. I'm glad you gave it a try. :)

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  7. If you can't continue you can't. I totally understand. I just stopped at 59% on a book last week. Just stopped reading it and let it sit. Finally DNF' d it. You just have to sometimes.

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    1. I will try it again just to see if it was just the wrong time for me.

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  8. Sorry to hear it wasn't what you were hoping for

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  9. It happens and when you know it's not working for you, it is better to let it go.

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  10. Sounds like this one was frustrating. Don't think I am going to try it.

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    1. A lot of people loved it so I'm willing to try it again later.

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  11. Bummer on that. Hopefully the next attempt will go better :D

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  12. Sounds like a difficult read to get into, I think I would struggle with it too.

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