Monday, May 28, 2018

The Shape of Things to Come

Some years ago, I made a pledge to myself that I would finish reading any book I began, regardless of how I may dislike the book as I went along.

For the last few years, that pledge has been easy to keep - I did, after all, read 45 books in 2017.

The total will not be nearly as high this year. Two of the books I've read this year -Alexandre Dumas' Celebrated Crimes and Marcel Proust's Swann's Way were not page turners.

Now, after reading an article written by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, I've begun reading H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come. I absolutely regret having begun this piece of drivel. I read four of Wells' novels last year and had high hopes for this one, but it has turned into a tortuous read. I can barely bring myself to finish what I've started. This particular novel dwells on Wells' socialist agenda, and none of his predictions for the future have come to pass.

Sadly, I'll continue to plow through, hopefully finishing this load of crap before much longer.

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