Pages - 251
Published by Counterpoint in 2005
Challenges - Take a Chance Challenge and Support Your Local Library Challenge
What Harbinger Singh really wanted was a book. Sometimes, when he was being honest, he would admit he didn't care very much about the subject. He wanted a book he had written. He didn't know why, and he didn't much care.
This has got to be the most boring book I have ever persevered with. I read it for the Take a Chance Challenge and since I needed two books with the same word in, I didn't want to give up on it, but oh how I wanted to throw it in the trash.
Arlette Rosen earns her living by helping people develop book ideas. These are normally non fiction books about really boring subjects. Harbinger Singh, a tax lawyer enters her life, wanting to write a book, any book, in order to win back his ex wife. The book follows the growing relationship between the two.
I am not going to make this a long review, because I really don't think this book warrants it. The characters held little interest for me, books were seen as a way of making money and being famous, there was no love for the craft of writing, it was just a means to end. The book ideas discussed were very droll and painfully boring.
The book was meant to be funny, the only time I laughed was with relief at actually making it to the end. It took me for ever to read it, because it just didn't hold my interest at all.
Harbinger is pompous and long winded and I wouldn't want to spend more than a minute in his company. In fact, he reminded me of a distant relative, who spends his time bragging about everything and believing he is superior to everyone else.
The story doesn't go anywhere, in fact you could probably pick a page from the book randomly and be able to summarise the story from that.
This has the title of the worst book I have ever read and for me to say that it has to be bad.
I would only recommend this if you are passing your time,watching paint dry! How scathing is that! I am sorry, I had hoped to love this book, but I hope never to see the cover again.