I love to read just about anything, as long as it's fiction. I read for me - that means I read what I want, when I want. My reviews tend to mostly be based on how I'm able to personally connect with the story/characters. They are not intended to influence someone to read, or not read, a particular book. I always encourage people to take a chance and make up your own mind.
Oh, and I love chocolate.
I'll have to start by saying this is not my typical kind of book. But I challenged myself this year to read more books outside my normal 'box', and this was one of them. In general, I didn't feel the story was bad. It just wasn't my cuppa tea. I listened to the audiobook (which was very well done) and there were parts I had to fastfoward through. Way too graphic for my liking. I may not eat meat for a month...
Still, I have to say it's an amazing story of survival.