I Can’t Do It!

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So you may remember that I was very excited about reading along to my digital download of The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson while traveling to and from the states last month.  Well, I tried, I really tried.  I wanted to read this book so badly that it was the only one I brought on the forever long flight from Japan to D.C.  Unfortunately I wasn’t expecting my gag reflex to kick in so violently that it made it impossible for me to read along or just plain read The Gargoyle.  I am hoping that I grow thicker skin as I get older and will be able to read it one day but for now, reading about the main character’s horrific burns on most of his body and the very detailed description of the treatments he had to undergo were too much for me. 

Now I know that this is a work of fiction but the writing is so good and wonderful that I felt as if I was experiencing everything that the character was going through and it was really terrible.  Have you read The Gargoyle?  I know a few of you out there have and I read your glistening reviews of the book, which made me even more excited about reading it, but were those scenes hard for you to get through too?  Am I the only one?