IWSG—Insecure Writers Support Group, coming together on the first Wednesday of every month for a virtual pat on the back.
Did you ever look forward to a much-anticipated book only to be sorely disappointed when it fell short of glory?
It happened to me. Twice in two months.
Two great series—one by a hero of mine and the other book written by a new author who I had put on a pedestal—went thunk in my literary opinion.
It sure is a killer when a book doesn’t live up to my anticipation. And not just the wasted money. But the eagerness, the counting down the days until the release date, opening that fresh cover, turning the page that’s no one’s turned before. Then, half way through the book, you know it’s...blah.
As I’ve said before, giving bad reviews isn’t my style. Not anymore. I prefer to let someone else slap them upside the head. I can’t. It hurts too much when I receive them. How can I do it to other authors?
I hope my literary hero starts a new series. I think his MC has been-there, done-that. The other author has a third book in the series that I won’t buy. The second was just that bad.
So, is there a book that you desired greatly thinking it would quench your thirst only to find a damp palm to lick instead?