When do you decide you don't want to continue reading a book? What are the factors that make you say, enough is enough? Pointers: - Opening hook is do or die. - Until I start flipping and counting the pages. - First few chapters. - At least half in the hope of finding a diamond in the coal mine. - Read till the end to see how terribly one can write a book. Edit: I think it will help our writing if we know why a book failed to arouse our interest. So, people PLEASE ELABORATE! Any particular example of books you have stopped reading, and why, will be helpful.