Thursday, October 2, 2008

Booking Through Thursday...

What, in your opinion, is the best book that you haven’t liked? Mind you, I don’t mean your most-hated book–oh, no. I mean the most accomplished, skilled, well-written, impressive book that you just simply didn’t like.

Like, for movies–I can acknowledge that Citizen Kane is a tour de force and is all sorts of wonderful, cinematically speaking, but . . . I just don’t like it. I find it impressive and quite an accomplishment, but it’s not my cup of tea.So . . . what book (or books) is your Citizen Kane?

The only thing that I can think of recently is On Chesil Beach. This was the first book I read by Ian McEwan and it just didn't do anything for me at all. I wouldn't have finished it if it wasn't so short....I have heard wonderful things about his writing and think maybe his style just doens't work for me.

I'm sure there must be more, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. I have liked most of what I have read lately and that's a good thing!


Anonymous said...

I feel the same way! Even worse, I spent a few weeks in a library queue waiting for it to come, just to realize I didn't much like it.

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

I've seen and heard so many people who love On Chesil Beach, but every time I pick it up, I just put it back down.