I’ve selected a book to read based on the author having written some amusing/different crime books. There’s a death on Page 1. Pages 2 & 3 are about what I suspect are the author’s opinions on the composer, Stockhausen. It moves on a little and then on P12 I get a comparison on two poets. On p14 I get half page about the apple orchard that her mother can see from the window. And on it goes. Some of this, I can see, is building up characters. But for me a lot of it is filler. My eyes slide down the page, evaluate whether I need to concentrate or just pick up a few words and move on, or just ignore. I know some of it could be atmosphere – but what the protagonist’s mother thinks of the orchard just doesn’t interest me or add anything to the story. I’m sure as an unpublished writer I couldn’t get away with this. Or is that I’m just an impatient reader? I've only got to P25 and I'm posting this - so yeah, I'm an impatient reader.