Scarlet - A.C. Gaughen Abandoned only about two chapters in.I wanted to like this book, and really tried to read on, but the narrative style, constant switching from past to present tense, and absolute slaughter of the English language ("he weren't") made it absolutely unreadable. It seriously gave me a headache just trying to make sense of what the characters were (or should I say "characters was"?) trying to say.