King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

New rule

I have decided to adopt a modified version of Nancy Pearl's guideline on reading books. If I am not engaged within 100 pages, I am going to put the book down. (Her rule is 50 pages.) I mention this because I am 58 pages into William Martin's The Lost Constitution and it's just not grabbing me.

50 pages in, and still no macguffin. At least 6 characters in the 1780s. 5+ characters from the 2000s, not including the 2 dead guys. In other words, two major plots in different times, one with murders for no explained reason and no connection to the main characters. Oh, I have a basic idea what will happen from the plot synopsis, but it's just dragging getting there.

  • Raspberry Lime Pie with Tequila-Raspberry Sauce

    This is another of the pies I made for Pie Night and it was quite the hit. This one had no alcohol in the pie itself, and just a couple tablespoons…

  • Caramel-Bottomed Guinness Chocolate Pie

    This pie turned out quite well. Everyone at Pie Night loved it. The caramel was a bit boozier than I thought it would be, but I coulda been doing it…

  • Scandinavian Shrimp Pie

    Here’s the recipe for the Shrimp Pie I made for Pie Night last night. It comes from Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2006 . They took a reader…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 1 comment