Let me rephrase, I find most first person novels unbelievable. My issue came after someone actually introduced me (here) to Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I actually did like that series, but haven't liked another and this is where I figured out my problem. The main character is normally the narrator. They speak on one level. Normally, average every day vocabulary. When describing things, though, the author tends to use words that are so out of character from any dialogue of the narrator that it makes no sense to me. Gabaldon did a good job integrating. Her narrator was highly educated and spoke over the heads of the other characters often which made for funny dialogue sometimes. However, when she went into her verbose descriptions of things, it was in context with the narrator and flowed nicely. So thank you Gabaldon for clarifying why I hate first person novels, but can't wait to read your next installment. For the time being I'm dredging through Napolean's Pyramids wondering why on earth I paid 13 dollars for this book. Ugh.