I just finished reading Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell. My sister gave it to me and told me to read it because she hated the ending. I started it, then put it down because I didn't particularly like it. Then my sister asked me about it, so I re-started it.
I hated Blow Fly. The ending was abrupt and not in the least satisfying – like Cornwell decided to continue the story in the next book. But most of all I disliked every single character in the book -- the bad guy, the bad guy's brother, the bad guy's brother's girlfriend, Kay Scarpetta, Kay's niece, Kay's partner, Kay's dead/not dead lover, the young police woman, all of them. And we tripped from one character's head to another's, with their twisted/vapid thoughts. Almost everyone, male and female, was in love with Kay. Why, I don't know.
I don’t have a rating system. If I did, I’d give Blow Fly a thumbs down or a one star or a ripped book or something along those lines. This isn’t to say everyone will hate it. Someone else probably loves it. I didn’t. Usually I only review books I like, but I decided to go to the dark side on this one.
How about you? Do you ever review books you really dislike?
6 months ago