review here), I had high hopes for Powers by John B. Olson. That didn't last long! I made it about 130 pages in and I just thought, "I'm not going to put myself through this again!" There are too many books out there to waste my time on a book that I'm forcing myself to read. Now I'm not in the habit of giving up on books and if this would have been a classic, I may have given it more pages before giving up. However, despite feeling mildly guilty, I feel this was the right decision.
Here is a brief explanation as to why I abandoned Powers (from my review on Library Thing):
The plot is so convoluted and strange. Nothing really makes sense. Like others have said, it could be because I haven't read the first book, but honestly I just did not like the writing style at all. The characters were not likeable...they were actually really annoying. I rarely abandon a book, but in this case, I just could not make my self read another 270 pages to finish this book.
There it is...in a nutshell!
How long do you read a book before you decide you just can't take it anymore?!