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?”
Well, there’s a couple that come to mind. First a “classic” from the annals of science fiction classics. Dune.
I know that this is considered by many to be the greatest science fiction novel of all time, but I never connected with it. I never “bought in” to the world/universe Frank Herbert created. Perhaps I read it when I was too young (early teens) and it was over my head. Either way, I’ve never given it (or any of its sequels) a second glance.
Second, a modern “classic” that so many people I know love love love and I just thought was meh. The Kite Runner.
I recall all the glowing reviews and read it with great interest a few years ago. Don’t get me wrong, I thought that Hosseini’s prose was beautiful and lyric, but I felt the plot, characters and (too unbelievable) “twists” were more like a Lifetime movie set in a really different backdrop than a great novel. It's definitely one I feel like I was supposed to like a lot more than I did.