"Are you making this up?"
Nope, I'm not. And I proceeded to discuss the merits of reading bad books, saying that it's good to keep up with popular culture and that I could learn how to captivate a large audience if this woman managed to snare me with her completely ridiculous premise. Lo, that did not happen. I gave up after this line that read something like "The universe was shimmering and dense all around her." Goodbye. Kim Edwards knows a lot of adverbs and adjectives, and that's all well and good. But Mom's right once again. Here's the rub: when fiction sounds too much like you're making it up, it isn't even good enough not to be true.
I hope the flight attendant I gave this to enjoys it. She seemed quite shocked by the gesture.