No rating (dnf)
“Sometimes there are no words that fit into the space provided.”
I have started reading this book in August and it's February now, so I think it's way past time for me to go ahead and shelve it as DNF. I loved the premise and I adored the format and I enjoyed the writing, I just couldn't get into the plot - and it's nobody's fault.
I promised myself that I will be more picky and fierce with my reads this year (and by fierce I mean dnf-ing books when I'm not into them without feeling guilty, which I still do).
I read about 134 pages, so I had a pretty good idea where the book was going and what it was doing, but alas it just wasn't holding my attention. I kept going back to it because I loved the way it was written and I also loved the silky smooth pages and the design that ran through the whole book. But I can't read the book based on it's external beauty, can I?
“Some people are so blinded by what’s real that they’re not ready for what’s true.”
Not many things happened in those 134 pages and the plot seemed redundant, with things being repeated over and over again. I also thought that this book had potential to be very sad and heartbreaking, if only it wasn't being told in the past tense.
Telling the story from past tense point of view dulls the pain and the emotions that otherwise would have been flowing, and lately I've been looking for books that can make me feel something. A whole lot of something! And The days the angels fell wasn't making me feel anything.
I did enjoy many musing and truths that book was providing about death, life and everything in between - they were profound and very true.
This book was provided by publisher through LibraryThing for an honest review. Thank you.
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