Written on: 05/12/2009
The Ruby in the Smoke was honestly one of the most boring books in my opinion ever (partly because we read it as a group for a project, it still would have been pretty bad though).
Everything is just too dang complicated! The book also made the main point of the story extremely hard to understand. They should have simplified the book a lot.
Even after seeing the movie and reading the book I still don't see the ruby's significance. But that might be because I was too bored to pay attention to such a boring book.
The very start of the book is pretty good, but after you get past the letter (which is like 20 minutes into the book...) the next 2/3 of the book is just a huge dragging amount of facts and facts that you eventually skim because you just want to know what happens.
The problem comes at the skim, as the book is so boring, you don't know a lot of the basic things. When the book starts to get interesting, you have no clue whats going on because the start of the book is just too danm boring!
DO NOT READ. EVER!!
Have a nice day :)