30 Day Book Challenge- Day 3

The longest book I have read…

There are a few books I have read that fall into this category. So I’m going to list my top 5 books in no particular order.

  
At 771 pages, The Goldfinch was painfully long as I didn’t enjoy the book.

  
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes was a pick for book club this year. Again, I didn’t enjoy this book and it was a looooooong 892 pages to read!!!

  
I read GOT at the beginning of my 2014 Reading Challenge and I haven’t picked up one of Martin’s books since as it slowed my reading down. This book took me 3 weeks and was 835 pages long.

  
Another ridiculously long book from my 2013 Reading Challenge, Needful Things by Stephen King. 933 pages. 

  

This HP* book has 766 pages. And every one was a pleasure to read! What a surprise! πŸ˜‚

*I promise I won’t keep mentioning Harry Potter in all of these posts πŸ˜‰

What’s the longest book you have read?! πŸ˜ŠπŸ“–

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

  
I Am Pilgrim was selected as one of the choices for May in Rick O’Shea’s Book Club over on Facebook!

It’s not a small book by any means, maybe 800 pages. And like with Tana French, it took me a while to get through! The hype and rave reviews surrounding this book were, for me, unfounded. I just didn’t get it. Do I just not like hyped books or something?! I’m always disappointed reading them! 

Aaaanyway, Pilgrim was written by Terry Hayes, an ex screenwriter I think! And while parts of this book read like a movie, it all just fell a little flat for me. The book was far too long, way too much unnecessary detail and it just didn’t sit well with me.

I didn’t find the story (or interwoven stories) all that interesting, it wasn’t coherent. The stories never seemed to mesh well together, they would almost be better as 3 separate books if you ask me! 

Goodreads:

“A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy.

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. 

A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. 
A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. 
Smouldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. 
A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. 

One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey.
Pilgrim.”
I gave Pilgrim 1 star on Goodreads. It just wasn’t thrilling enough for me! 

Any thoughts?! 😊