Thursday, March 26, 2009

Booking Through Thursday...Best Bad Book

Suggested by Janet:
The opposite of last week’s question: “What’s the best ‘worst’ book you’ve ever read — the one you like despite some negative reviews or features?”


Last weeks question was really easy for me to answer, this one I'm having to think about. I guess I'd have to say The Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons. I know both of these books have lots of people who hate them, but I enjoyed them.

When I read a book like these I'm looking for a little escape, for a quick read that I can get caught up in. These kind of books provide a lot of action without a lot of thought, and sometimes that's exactly what I am looking for.

14 comments:

claire said...

I'm one of those who couldn't get through it, but the subject matter is interesting and I wanted to. I did try, though.

Jess said...

I really enjoyed both of these books -- great pick.

http://barneysbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday_26.html

writemeg said...

I'm worried that I'm one of only seven people on the planet who haven't read anything by Dan Brown! :) I'm really looking forward to seeing the film "Angels & Demons" this spring, so maybe I'll grab a copy of the book to go along with it, too!

jlshall said...

That's exactly what I'm looking for in these books, too. A little escape and entertainment. I'm about a third of the way into Angels & Demons, and really enjoying it so far.

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

I have enjoyed reading all of Dan Brown's books. When is he coming out with another? My post is
here

Matt said...

I suppose last week’s and this week’s question are really the same one. It depends on how you look at the question. A good book can be bad and vice versa.

I picked DV Code last week based on the fact that everyone raved about it and that I found it poorly written. To me the language and writing are key.

JoAnn said...

The DaVinci Code was part of my answer, too, but I've never read Angels and Demons.

One Swede Read said...

Those two combined killed about 50 hours of commuting for me. How could I not be forever grateful?! :)

Marie said...

you're not alone- i've seen the da vinci code chosen by more than one blog today! :-)

Kaye said...

I read a lot of negative reviews about Anne Rivers Siddons book, Off Season. I was even a little apprehensive about reading it but I've loved every other one of hers and I loved Off Season too.

Julie said...

This was my choice as well, and for the same reason. It was so entertaining that I couldn't put it down! I know it'll never be mistaken for great literature, but I don't care. It was fun!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

My choice as well, plus Twilight :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

I think this is the overwhelming bad/good book. I was entertained, but sort of embarassed to admit it!

Literary Feline said...

I enjoyed both of these novels too, Melissa. They were fun and fast reads--just what I needed when I was reading them.