What's happening? *Another* book I chose not to finish!
When I come up against *two* books in less than a week that I choose not to finish, that is bizarre. At least for me...
This time, it was Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver. This is a HUGE book (900+ pages) that goes back to the age of enlightenment, when people like Ben Franklin and Issac Newton were young and revolutionizing modern science. I got about 75 pages into this, and just couldn't get interested. That time period isn't one that normally interests me anyway, and I couldn't see devoting that much time to a book that I wasn't enjoying. Perhaps if it were 200 - 300 pages, I might have tried to stick it out. Not at 900 pages.
And for those who would ask how could I *not* like Stephensen... I actually do like his stuff. I thought Snow Crash was an outstanding book (read it twice, in fact).