Today’s Booking through Thursday’s question is: 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.
I find this question quite hard to answer, mainly because if I don’t like a book I usually don’t finish reading it. The only book I gave up on recently was Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth. I found it long winded, tedious and boring. I’d borrowed it from the library and after renewing it several times I eventually returned it without finishing it. I got tired of Lily and her lust for luxury. It was one of the books read in Cornflower’s Book Group and I think nearly everybody else loved it – see here!
I think the real turn-off for me is when I find I’m bored with a book and it could be the subject or the style. Fortunately they drop out of my mind very soon, which is why I can’t think of any others right now.