A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness I wanted to like this book. I've heard and read many good things about it and was excited when I found it at Hastings on sale. But I just couldn't do it. I tried and I tried and nothing happened.

I did find one review that summed up how I felt about this book exactly: "Twilight for adults and 'intellectuals'"

I found the characters boring, the history/science subject depth unnecessary. I couldn't relate to anything in this book. None of the characters had any weaknesses and everything was so convenient for them. I think I had it when the characters were worried about Diana, the main character's DNA being stolen via fingernail clippings and hairs in her hairbrush and she says, "I always flush my hair and nail clippings in the toilet, it's a habit". Really? Really?

This book could have been trimmed way down by perhaps at least two-hundred pages. If I had to read about this character taking a bath one more time, I'll scream. This book seriously follows the charcter's daily life activity and her mundane routine. We read about her going to bed every night and eating breakfast every morning.

While the hope of a forbidden romance sucked me in at the begging, there weren't even good sex scenes to make up for all this riffraff.