Booking Through Thursday #27

Booking Through Thursday

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?”

I think this is perhaps the easiest question to answer in recent history.  I read this particular novel last year and promptly wrote the review for it because I just needed to get off my chest how much I didn’t like this particular novel.  And as I stated back then it is a little embarrassing to say that I don’t like the book because so many people have said that they love it so much.

The book I’m talking about it Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  I found the the novel to be difficult to get into and really didn’t care about any of the characters. There were actually times I almost gave up on reading it.  But I persisted in hopes that it would get better and that I may end up liking it in the end.  No suck luck.

I guess you cannot like them all can you?  I’m really interested to see what everyone else had to say on the subject.  I recall reading reading a review this week (and sorry but I don’t recall who it was that wrote it) of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and they really didn’t like it.  I must say that I enjoyed most of the novel, except for one part in which the narrator has an experience in another persons body.  It was truly bizzar and almost enough to completely ruin the whole novel for me to.  But it seems like a novel most people loved.

I’m looking forward to see what others have to say.  Happy reading everyone.


10 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday #27

  1. A friend just told me this week she was having a tough time with P&P. She knows the story but had a tough time with the writing.

    My BTT is up.

  2. P&P is quite hard going at first, I think what pushed me through was the fact ‘everyone should read it’ which had been put in my brain again and again, I ended up loving it though! I loved The Lovely Bones though its a hard subject, but can see why others wouldnt be so fussed.

  3. I haven’t tried any Austen yet, nor do I know if I will. Your post, and the BTT question, just got to show to each their own.

  4. I just finished reading P&P and truly enjoyed it. I did find out quickly it wasn’t a “page-turning” but was overall pleased with it when I completed it. I can see how easily people become Austen fans.

    Lovely Bones – egads. I read that one at the beginning of the year and really REALLY wanted to like it. I mean, sheesh, I picked up Alice Sebold’s memoir as well (from a used bookstore). I think I rated the book a 3? Not nearly as fabulous as I was expecting. I think that it was all of the hype, you know? Like, everyone was talking about it – I already knew the POV the book was taking, nothing was there to really surprise me. *shrug*

  5. Thank you everyone for the comments. Seems like we have a mixed bag of reactions toward P&P. It’s great to hear what you all had to say about it.

    Lovely Bones really isn’t a book for everyone and can be difficult to read.

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