I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I've been beaten. I can't do it; I can't finish this book. The stories I've read so far are mostly really interesting, but the writing is so florid, so excessive, which such an effort to overly dramatise the narrative that I just can't dig my way through it any longer.
I'm bummed, because this could have been an incredibly fascinating collection if the writer hadn't gotten in the way of the stories themselves. Perhaps someday I'll give it another go, but for now, color me defeated.