In the spirit of Festivus – my most disappointing reads of 2018

Mike Finn's Fiction

giphy128eda66b9ced91cce0878140b127f19According to Wikipedia, 23rd December is the day we celebrate Festivus a secular holiday that gives an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of Christmas.

In Seinfeld, it was shown as including a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminium Festivus pole and practices such as the “Airing of Grievances”

In the spirit of Festivus airing of grievances, I’ve gathered here the five books that have disappointed me most in 2018.

2018 disappointmentsyear one“Year One” disappointed me not because it’s badly written or poorly structured but because I found myself deeply out of sympathy with the values of the Good Guys, annoyed at the saccharine romance of the alpha pair and turned off by the obsession with fate and Messianic redemption.

“Year One” is a sort of urban fantasy twist on “The Stand”. It tracks the path of groups of survivors of “The Doom”, a virus which kills anyone who is not immune. As…

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