Weekly event from Booking Through Thursday :
“What’s the worst ‘best’ book you’ve ever read — the one everyone says is so great, but you can’t figure out why?”
The Catcher in the Rye. I hated it. I wanted to give it to my dog as a chew toy. I can’t understand why people love it. I had to sit through it because I had to read it in high school but I will never touch it again.
Anything by Steinbeck. I can understand why people love him. He was an excellent writer. But he is just not for me. Too gritty. Maybe if I read him again someday I will like him but, for now, he is on that list.
DAN BROWN. I have no idea why his books were so popular. They were airport reads at best. It must of been the religious intrigue. The writing was enough to turn me off of best sellers for a couple of years.