I am reading a book at the moment. The premise and the writing are good, but the authors constant efforts to get his views and beliefs into the story are very odd and break any immersion.
The book is an end-of-the-world book. This is okay. However, the author clearly had contempt for middle-class contentment. He also can’t decide about family (good or bad), so just goes to he extreme for each other.
This breaks the story continuously. The world has effectively ended, and people are still concerned about the weight they put on when they had children. At one stage, they are in a bunker and are taking about why they didn’t do a fun run.
I wish the author just stuck to what is important. As I said, the premise is interesting. It is just so hard to get immersed in these characters.