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Sat, Mar. 24th, 2007, 08:37 pm
sudyn: rant: When characters go nuts about other characters.

I just started reading this novel which has been on my to-read pile for a quite a while now. It started off quite nicely actually. It’s all about this mysterious disease spreading throughout the land, turning people into something like zombies. Only that these people aren’t dead. They are simply immortal, and their wounds never heal. Eventually, these people go insane, because they feel every bruise inflicted upon them forever.
Yaddayaddayadda.
To my point.
There is one character who caught this disease, and he was sent away. Now thought to be dead.
And what happens? All of the other characters in the novel start going nuts, and keep on talking about him; how wonderful he is, how good he looks, the sound of his voice, how much other people loved him, how good he always was to others. The blathering goes on and on, and I’m not even close to page 100!
The critics praise the novel. I am disappointed, and feel like “not reading” the book anymore.
Question:
Am I overreacting, or is that really annoying?
Are there any novels you know of where things like that happen?
If so, I’d be very thankful if you told me about them, so I can not buy them should I come across them in a bookstore.

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