I stopped reading an absolute crap historical book which said Catherine de Valois was married to Edmund Tudor and that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn got married in a country church. Ffs!
Sometimes it's not. I refuse to buy books by famous 'names' unless they have some writing pedigree (e.g. comedians who write their own material) as there's a good chance they may be ghost-written. I also suspect some of the bulk bestselling authors have delegated some of their writing.Ive never been so let down by an author in my life. I'm not convinced it's the same writer it's that bad.
My parents married 2 weeks after meeting in 1949 and were married for 40 years. I think it was quite common in postwar Europe because so many people lost previous partners during the war. My mother had 3 fiancés killed during the 1940-45 period. I asked her why they didn’t give it more time before the wedding, but she said they needed to be married in order to move to a new posting and that remaining as an unmarried couple wasn’t socially acceptable at the time. Not optimum prep for a lifetime together!I surprised myself and stopped two books recently.
the first was a murder mystery, and had too many people in it. I lost track who was who.
The second was a romance set in WW2. I gave up when one of the main characters met and married quickly after meeting. I just felt it wasn’t realistic.
I hated the characters in the first third, got a bit more into it in the second third and absolutely hated the endingOne I almost gave up on was Gone Girl. I almost lost the will in the middle section and was so disappointed in the book I wished I'd been reading a physical book when I finished it so I could slam it shut.