Thursday, October 2, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Best

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 best book that I haven't liked is Lord of the Flies. I read this in 11th grade and can admit that it was a good book, but I never liked it. There was something about the book that made me uneasy. It began with the children friendly with one another, and over time--with no adult influence--they began to form their own politics, alliances, and started maneuvering against each other for power. Going so far as to kill. It felt wrong reading about corrupt children.

So, Lord of the Flies was an interesting book to read, but I never actually liked the story.

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  1. You really seem to be much more gentle about this than I was. Come see my answer. Happy BTT day!

  2. The Great Gatsby. I have completely blocked it from my mind. I know I read it for school, but all I can remember is something about a light across the harbor and that I REALLY did not like reading it.

  3. I know I read The Great Gatsby in high school, but I can't for the life of me recall what it was about. I know there was a woman and a man in it tip toeing around each other, but other than that I'm clueless.