What I’m Reading: And the Dark Sacred Night

I’ve been listening to the audio book And the Dark Sacred Night: A Novel by Julia Glass.

I tired..I really tried but I gave up.  I didn’t finish the book.  I think I got about 3/4 of the way through the book.  I almost quit at a quarter of the way through.  I almost quit at half the way through.  I kept waiting for something to happen…or I wondered why is the author telling me this.  Then I finally decided that I had no connection to these characters and I really didn’t care why the mother kept her son’s father’s identity a secret.  I really don’t care what happened between the biological mother and father.  I really didn’t care how the father revealed to the mother that he was gay.  I just didn’t have a connection to the character that kept me going.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“Kit Noonan is an unemployed art historian with twins to help support and a mortgage to pay—and a wife frustrated by his inertia. Raised by a strong-willed, secretive single mother, Kit has never known the identity of his father—a mystery that his wife insists he must solve to move forward with his life. Out of desperation, Kit goes to the mountain retreat of his mother’s former husband, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners outdoorsman. There, in the midst of a fierce blizzard, Kit and Jasper confront memories of the bittersweet decade when their families were joined. Reluctantly breaking a long-ago promise, Jasper connects Kit with Lucinda and Zeke Burns, who know the answer he’s looking for. Readers of Glass’s first novel, Three Junes, will recognize Lucinda as the mother of Malachy, the music critic who died of AIDS. In fact, to fully understand the secrets surrounding his paternity, Kit will travel farther still, meeting Fenno McLeod, now in his late fifties, and Fenno’s longtime companion, the gregarious Walter Kinderman.
And the Dark Sacred Night is an exquisitely memorable tale about the youthful choices that steer our destinies, the necessity of forgiveness, and the risks we take when we face down the shadows from our past.”

Amazon readers say 4.1 stars.  I’d say 2 stars.

If someone has read this and can tell me that it turns out good I might be tempted to finish it but for now…I’m just done with it.  I think this is what happens when I read too many good books in a row-these bad ones just leave me wanting to dump them.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: And the Dark Sacred Night”

  1. I think I have one of her other books in my to be read pile, but not sure. . . life is too short to waste time on a book that doesn’t connect with you!

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