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?
While I nearly received a public shunning after a recent revelation regarding my lack of enthusiasm for Douglas Adams, when I think about the most acclaimed book that I liked the least, the balance tips to another Adams. John.
I really like history. I was a history minor. I love the intersection of how individuals shape history against the backdrop of great events. And yet…..I found “John Adams” so stultifyingly dull that I punted. Put it away unfinished – something I almost NEVER do.
We watched the HBO mini-series (which I thought was good) and I felt like I was cheating on a book report.
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