I just finished/put down/gave up on Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
Admittedly I was excited to try this book out for myself. It sounded good and had one of those reputations that makes me just itch to get my hands on it.
Then I read it.
Or tried to.
I'm guessing people might really enjoy this, but I'm not so into repeated explicit descriptions of rape.
How odd of me.
I'm also not into reading page after page after page of a person trying every single door on a cathedral only to discover, one at a time, that they are all locked.
Yet, if the author had taken the time cut out some of the more minute details, and had the grace to think of women when describing some of the more graphic scenes, it might have been a good book.
I can see that there is a good storyline in there, but I feel he failed me as the reader.
So, now I'm off to read something fluffly and safe, just to clear my head of all those horrid images.