This is a mini book review of Frog Music, by Emma Donoghue, because I never got past page 81. It felt like we were going round and round in circles and never getting anywhere. It was a murder mystery (of a true historical crime) that opens with the murder, and yet by page 81, we (the protagonist and by extension, the reader) still had no more thoughts or ideas than on page 2 or so. I couldn’t bear to keep reading — there were words on the page (on page after page after page) but nothing happened.
Blog Note: I know many readers are expecting another installment of Emily this afternoon, but I have run fresh out of ideas for that story. Hopefully next week, but not until further notice.