I now know that Thomas Raddall is a very beloved Nova Scotian author but I doubt that fact would have made me want to finish reading this collection of stories had I know it before I started. The truth is I kept getting distracted by other stories… many other stories (any other stories). Mostly, I just couldn’t get into this book. There was something about the language which, while probably true to the time the stories were set in, annoyed the hell out of me. Also, I fell asleep more than once.
I often feel guilt when I don’t finish reading a book but there are SO MANY books to be read that I just have to tell myself to get over myself. Beside, Raddall pops up four more times on my New Canadian Library to-be-read list so we will get to know each other well.
So… onto the next book!
Death Toll: I know there was a story about the Halifax Explosion in there and I’m sure lots of other people died but mostly it was my desire to finish the book that kicked the bucket early on.