Bit of a tangent to the what are you reading subject.
I was reading dark matter by Blake Crouch. I’m about half way through it but something was not clicking with the story that is making the book a bit of a slog.
It got me thinking about the last few times I’ve struggled to keep going through a book. Then I realised what it is these books have in common. They all have a protagonist who is a few steps behind the narrative.
So now I know, I really don’t like when a book has a clueless protagonist who is throughout the entirety of the book trying to unravel a mystery that is either obviously signposted or actually been explained to the reader (normally through another perspective). If only authors would put that on the blurb at the back.
So it got me wondering what really boils other peoples blood in a book and makes them want to stop reading?