I've been nibbling on this book for three weeks now. I finally have set aside some time for this award winning YA book. I have just reached the half way point and it seems that the climax has passed. I have no idea how the rest of the story will unfold.
This audiobook contains 17 CDs. That is over 20 hours of listening. Gasp! Just saying that out-loud makes it sound very daunting. I think I'll try to find the book in print also so I can alternate between reading and listening which will speed up the process of getting through this epic tale. This is for an upcoming book club.
My advice: don't try to read a mystery over a six-month period. It makes it difficult to keep track of all the little clues along the way. I listened to most of this on audiobook tethered to my computer and boy do like the reader, Jayne Entwistle, but I just took too long doing it.
Actually I was nearly half finished with the 1950s classic before I had to return it to the library for a student who needed it for a class assignment. I just picked up a copy at the public library so I will get back to it as soon as I finish Almost Perfect. Plath sure could write. It is such a pity....
I've also made a decision to declare May as Read What You Want Month. During the month of May I am not going to read anything that I think I "should" read or that I "must" read. No-no. I am only going to read what I want to read all month. Want to join me?