Today's Booking Through Thursday brought to you by Janet:
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?”
The worst "best" book I read was "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Gregory Maguire. I had read many reviews about how wonderful the book was and you just have to read it. There were many, many Amazon reviews (616 5 star reviews so far) that said it was
Well you get the picture. Wicked was totally dark and morbid and found myself reading only a few chapters at a time, then giving up my reading time to browse the blogs. It wasn't bad enough for me to give up reading the book. I wanted to get through the story, even though I pretty much knew how it ended. Don't know why I expected a story about the wicked witch of the west to be a light read, but I did. It wasn't until after reading the story and having to force myself to finish it, that I discovered the folks who didn't like it.
I can't think of any other "best" books at the moment, but sure some will come to mind when I read other Booking through Thursdays "worst - best" posts.
What was your "Worst - Best" Book?