Suggested 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?’
This question is practically impossible for me to answer. If I don’t like a book I stop reading it because life’s too short and there are too many good books to read to bother with one that’s not.
But it’s impossible for everyone to agree about books (or anything else for that matter) and there have been a few books that I’ve not been too keen on and noticed that other people have rated them highly. For example – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I was disappointed with this one, about a depressive/suicidal teenager, but I finished reading it so it’s not that bad. No doubt it’s a good portrait of mental illness but I found it a bit confusing and disjointed and in parts rather dull. Maybe I was expecting too much from it and maybe I should have read it when I was a teenager.