So this book comes with it's own warning, I'm sure you've all seen it...."WARNING: STRINGS is not suitable for slut shamers, uptight stone throwers, Holier-Than-Thou prudes, humorless virgins, persons with chronic neck or back pain, pearl-clutching bitties, those who disparage crude humor or vulgarity in their many forms, closed-minded people with sticks up their asses......"
and so it goes on "......The author acknowledges that the characters in this book are shallow and two-dimensional; the plot is both ridiculous and insipid. She makes no apologies for any of it."
True to the warning, this book is indeed everything it promises, but just because a book is crude, doesn’t mean I have to like it!
Clever marketing, almost daring you not to like it? Hmmmmm, well, I guess I am cynical………but I have to be honest……..…
The first part of this book I found myself laughing out loud at the one liners and crudeness. I thought, 'here is a feisty, interesting character.' Then I found myself having to re-read sections which really affected the flow of the book for me.....……….I found myself skimming because the 'joke' had worn off and I was becoming tired and bored with it, SORRY!!! For me it lost impact and lost me!! Maybe I gave up to early, I know lots of people really loved it!! I didn't hate it, I just didn't want to read it. Perhaps it was my mood in that space in time, PMT, HRT and grumpiness have all been mentioned, LMFAO!!!!
It was probably the last part of the warning that I should have taken more notice of!! I need to feel some kind of connection or empathy with the main character and in this book unfortunately I didn't, I guess the clue was in the warning!!
Loved by many but not be me.......:((
**Note added on 17/05/2013**
Further evidence of why this book is NOT A GOOD READ!!! Feel I have to add it to give a full picture. I also wish to clarify, I wrote this review before reading the authors rant!!