Suggested by Janet:
How about, “What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”
The ones that come to mind are..
Atonement by Ian McEwan, I've read so much about how great it is and how wonderfully written it was.. plus the impressive awards it got.. but when I was reading it I was having so much trouble turning from one page to the next.. especially the second part of the book about the war.. I almost read the page diagonally..
I saw the movie after I finished the book and loved it.. it was the first movie I ever saw that I loved the movie better than the book..
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, actually I couldn't finish them so I don't think they count.. but I just couldn't keep reading and reading descriptions of every leaf on the tree.. It bored my head off and I didn't even reach half of the first book!
The Hobbit, same here! I really tried!
The Golden Compass, for some reason it just did not grip me.. I thought it would be great, but I couldn't finish it.. I might give it a try again but not sure!
And last but not least.. Fledgling by Octavia Butler, I read over 50 pages and just couldn't get into the story
I'm sure a lot of you will disagree, but I believe different genres were meant for our different tastes :) and I truly like to read for enjoyment not as a punishment, so I prefer to read what I like :)
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