Excerpt: "Upstream Color" was boring, frustrating, interesting, and boring all at the same time. (And yes, you read that right: I said "boring" twice.) Now, I hate to use the word "boring" because this word...drum roll please...is also BORING. So really, this word, admittedly, isn't the best. People use and over-use this word all of the time. (Believe me: I teach seventh-grade students and they LOVE this word. In fact, they love the word "love"!