A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Full disclosure, I did not finish the book. Am I counting it towards my Goodreads Challenge? Yes I am. I managed to get through about 400 pages of this 770 page book. I count that as having read the equivalent of a regular book.
If you read the description of the plot, you’ll be told that the book is about a secret group of adventurers travelling around the world. Honestly? I’m not entirely certain what it was about. I picked it up again for the first time in a while the other day and while I kind of remembered where I was in the story-line, I just couldn’t get back into it.
I think the book suffers from too much of a good idea. It’s broken up into part novel, part graphic novel. I loved the idea. It’s why I picked up the book in the first place. It provides something dynamic to look at, but unfortunately in this case I was unable to find anything redeeming about the fusion of these two genres together. Honestly, I think it may have distracted from the story for me. I keep losing track of the plot and who was speaking to who.
I’ve had a bad string of books lately and I rarely just give up on them. I just couldn’t see myself slogging through the last 300 pages when I didn’t really care about what was going on. Perhaps you’ll have better luck?
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