I am a distracted reader. For me, it is not enough to understand the words on a page; I want to know why they are there. Sometimes what I read distracts me from reading.
I was leviathan with a hook in my jaw, pulled off course by an unseen angler.
"No," I protested. "I don't want to think about wet cement; I want to get back to the story."
"Not yet," the other self responded. "Right now you must think about wet cement."
So I gave up and thought my thoughts and felt my feelings about a wet cement sky.
I really wish authors would not do that - throw in distractions, I mean. I think that books should come with warning labels, like cigarettes or medications.
WARNING: This books contains an abundance of metaphors, similes, and descriptions. If you are afflicted with curiosity, reading this book could result in sleeplessness and irritability as you try to figure them out.