The Gunslinger | I must admit defeat.

Posted June 8, 2018 by Jordann @thebookbloglife in book reviews / 4 Comments

I am going to break one of the rules of my 2018 must read list, I am officially admitting defeat, The Gunslinger is just not for me. I have tried to get into the story and I just can’t, the timeline is confusing, plus I don’t have a clue as to what is going on, like NO clue. It just isn’t a nice book to read, there’s a lot of pedantic detail which if I’m being honest I have no interest in.

I don’t know whether I’m missing the point slightly but there seems to be a conflict on which timezone this book is set in. Everything is a little jumbled in my mind and I couldn’t wrap my head around it, even after rereading passages and at this point I don’t even think rereading would solve my issue with not knowing what is going on.

I also think a big problem with this book is that it’s not grabbing my attention and there are about three hundred books on my TBR which I would prefer to be reading right now. So I’m breaking my 100 page rule, and calling it quits after 51, I can’t go on anymore. Which actually makes me sad, because this is my first DNF of 2018 and I had such high hopes for The Gunslinger and this series.

I am going to make a conscious effort to read books that I am enjoying going forward, I think I have to get rid of my own pressure at having to finish a book even if it’s not enjoyable! This is just a small step in that direction, especially with it being one of the books that I had to have read. So on with my TBR, which has changed slightly as I have some new ARCs that need reading this month. I’ll be posting reviews all throughout this month of some new upcoming books.

Have you ever felt guilty about not finishing a book, even though you weren’t enjoying it? What did you do to combat the pressure! Let me know in the comments!

4 responses to “The Gunslinger | I must admit defeat.

  1. Greta Cribbs

    I gave up on The Gunslinger a few years ago as well. I plan to pick it up and try again some day, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    • I think I’m gonna write it off for now, I just didn’t enjoy it and there weren’t any redeeming factors for me to pick it up again. It’s a shame really, cause I had such high hopes for it! Let me know if you ever read it and enjoy it?

      • I tried reading it back when my husband and I used to read a lot of books out loud to each other. It’s really hard to follow through with a difficult book if you’re reading it that way. I’m a lot more tenacious with what I read on my own, so there’s a good chance I’d actually make it to the end if I gave it another go. As for enjoying it? We’ll see.