Saturday, May 2, 2009
I've been saying for some time now that I feel easy. I've been wearing my Miss Merry Sunshine badge around since the beginning of the year, and just about everything I have reviewed, I've loved. Well, folks, the badge has come off. With The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon.
I picked up this audio book at the library on an emergency run last week. I remembered that the reviews were pretty positive. I cranked it up yesterday in preparation for a good long house cleaning. It may be a mood, it may be the alignment of the stars, it may have been a bad hair day, maybe it was the narrator. Perhaps I'm still coming off my Brideshead Revisted/Jeremy Irons high. But I got about 2 discs into it and just couldn't go on. I never do this. There was alot of annoying fast-paced tough guy talk, alot of Yiddish words I didn't understand, I couldn't keep up with the names, or the jumping back and forth in time. Oy vay!
I will keep it in my iPod, and give it a try later. But for now, I'm going to quickly load Beat the Reaper, which I just received from the library yesterday, listen to that, then get back to the Outlander Series. (Drums of Autumn is 39 discs guys. Another long-term relationship.)
Have any of you read The Yiddish Policemen's Union? Was I too hasty in my actions? Do I try again, or move on? Please help me.