I was of the same mind for pretty much the same reasons until Mike (in the book) Kimeda suggested I should read it anyway. Glad I did - my review is already posted. Even read it a second time.
I was watching a film the other day where one lady was protesting a book she hadn't read. While I think that not reading a book you have no interest in is perfectly acceptable, condeming the same based on heresay is - well the character in the film came across a bit shrill.
Spring Gashko this week-end. Beer, Onsen, and maybe just maybe aq bit of Aikido.