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.